May on the Isle of Skye


7 May 2015 . . . . One of my main aims this year is to learn how to identify some of the more common grasses. These are the only two I've seen in flower so far.
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Anthoxanthum odoratum (Sweet Vernal Grass)

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Poa annua (Annual Meadow Grass)


8 May 2015 . . . . Exploring the cliffs at Suisnish.
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Oxalis acetosella (Wood Anemone)

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Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid)


9 May 2015 . . . . The warmest night of the year so far yielded a good catch in the moth trap, with three I hadn't seen before.
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Yellow-barred Brindle

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Engrailed

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Golden-rod Pug


12 May 2015 . . . . A couple of interesting visitors:
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Pine Weevil

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Two-banded Longhorn Beetle


13 May 2015 . . . . A visit to Kyleakin yielded several interesting plants, but this was the highlight:
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Fumaria capreolata (White Ramping Fumitory)


18 May 2015 . . . . Wandering around the garden I found this tiny spider:
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Tetragnatha


23 May 2015 . . . . A visit to Dalavil failed to provide any damselflies, dragonflies or butterflies, but I did see a couple of nice beetles:
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Meloe violaceus (Violet Oil Beetle)

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Cicindela campestris (Green Tiger Beetle)


30 May 2015 . . . . Some new moths in the trap this morning.
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Peach Blossom

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Least Black Arches

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Barred Umber