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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.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Warmer weather arrived in west central Scotland today, although there was still a cool westerly wind. Nevertheless the improved temperatures brought some interesting insects out during a walk in Loch Ard forest. These included a Golden-ringed Dragonfly, a Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, a Red-necked Footman and some unusual flies and hoverflies.  Flowering plants included Ragged Robin and also notable was a Common Toad. Birds were mostly unspectacular but included a small number of Swifts (together with Swallows and both martins) and singing Greenfinch and Reed Bunting.

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