Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Ben Lawers Delivers!

 Our recent trip to Scotland in search of Mountain Ringlet was a great success.
 Some wonderful mountain scenery was enjoyed and the weather was kind to us.

 A Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary was a nice find.

 Ben Lawers demonstrates what can be achieved when sheep and deer are excluded. More like what the Highlands should look like. A species rich gem.
 There is now a landscaped car park, but no visitor centre at Ben Lawers.
 We walked up the Edramucky Burn.
 At last the sun shone and we were rewarded with some great views of Mountain Ringlet.

 One individual was particularly friendly and seemed happy to warm up on me.
 End of a wonderful journey. My 58th British butterfly species.
 There were also Golden Ringed Dragonflies and some great flowers.
Dave Newlands book, Discover Butterflies in Britain has been a great help in our tracking down of butterflies in GB.
We stayed at Kiltyrie Farmhouse B and B, Thanks Jane for your wonderful hospitality. Stay here if you want easy access to Ben Lawers and the surrounding area. It is definitely now one of our favourite places.

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