Today in the morning there was no early otter search but instead an early breakfast, so we could arrive on the boat early, before the other boats were out. Sadly the first half of the boat trip was raining, so it was quite difficult to see the ripples of otters and cetaceans. However there wereContinue reading “The Ardnamurchan Peninsula: Day 4”
Yesterday I visited Dartmoor National Park, one of the largest in southern Britain. There was an abundance of butterflies and birds, including some endangered species. I visited the river Dart and the surrounding area, including a tor. I was shown the area by a local guide, who knew where the interesting sights were, it wouldContinue reading “Dartmoor National Park”
The Giant House Spider is one of, if not the largest arachnid in the UK. It is a fairly common site in all areas. The one I found below I think is is a female, because of the lack of bulbous extensions at the front end. The males are often seen out and about, searchingContinue reading “Giant House Spider”
The elegant Cinnabar is a colourful member of the Tiger moth family. The colouration warns predators that it’s one of the UK’s most poisonous moths. The unpleasant taste starts when the Cinnabar caterpillars consume ragwort and groundsel, which is poisonous but doesn’t affect them. It can be seen flying in day or night.