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Natural Connections

Modern life in Scotland is increasingly busy. The connections our ancestors had with nature and the land are being lost. As leisure time shrinks, or is filled with hi-tech experiences, opportunities to experience nature become fewer. And yet it is possible to connect with nature on a day to day basis. All around us, the great web of life continues to hold its shape, and nature continues its eternal cycles. Keep looking, listening, smelling, touching - and keep experiencing natural connections.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A lunchtime drive to Largs via the South Inverclyde and North Ayrshire moors produced some interesting birds including singing Skylark and Reed Bunting, a Great Black-backed Gull feeding on a sheep carcass, six Swifts over a shelter belt and a male Whinchat alarm-calling from a telephone wire. Largs itself held two more Swifts plus a Pied Wagtail accompanied by two juveniles. Heading home, a dead Hedgehog was on the A737 east of Howwood.

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