The end of August and early September is the peak time for common heather(Calluna vulgaris) to be flowering in the Highlands, and I usually aim to do a couple of days of photography of this seasonal phenomenon at different locations each year. This summer I decided to make a return visit to the Inchvuilt Wood in Glen Strathfarrar ... read more
July is one of my favourite months of the year, as it is the peak time for a lot of activity in nature – the blossoming of many summer flowers, their pollination by a host of insects and the dispersal of young birds and mammals from their parents, to name some of the main events ... read more
On Saturday 9th July I spent some time in my garden looking at an aspen tree (Populus tremula) I planted there about 10 years ago. As I was doing so, I noticed little spots of liquid on some of the leaves that I recognised as being the honeydew that is secreted by aphids when they feed on the tree’s sap. This prompted me to start looking at the leaves higher up on the tree ... read more
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