On The Wing
June and July are great months for butterfly watching and dragonfly stalking, and this year is no exception even after a slow start with the cool spring. The West Highlands is home to the chequered skipper butterfly and a great place to see fritillaries and localised dragonflies such as the white faced darter, northern emeralnd and azure hawker. Over the past couple of weeks we have been on the prowl... looking out for our local heros. Many of our guests share our passion for nature and it has been a pleasure to share sightings and photo opportunities with fellow enthusiasts.
We are fortunate to have several good stalking sites nearby and we make an effort to visit them regularly to see what is new and what is on the wing. Over the past few days we have spotted small heath butterfly, meadow brown, red admiral and dark green fritillary adding to our list for the year. We had a good sighting of northern emerald and golden-ringed dragonfly on the wing today as well as a late sighting of the chequered skipper. We are still on the lookout for the azure hawker following on from reports by one of our guests last week. We hope to report back soon.
In the meantime we hope you enjoy some of our recent local sightings...