The Watcher

June 2015 Edition

Mid-summer in the Highlands, and with over 18 hours daylight there is plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching with the long evenings, remember sunset will be after 10pm by mid-month and barely dark even by 11.30pm! 

May 2015 Edition

With Daffodils often still in bloom, May sees spring peak in the Highlands with a sudden rush of vibrant green as the birches and larch finally spread their leaves. Waders will already have their first brood, defending their territory aggressively to any passing predator or birdwatcher. 

April 2015 Edition

With the clocks now pushed forward and rapidly lengthening days, spring is truly in the Highland air. The first returning Ospreys are busy repairing nests, Divers and Slavonian Grebes are now back on their breeding lochs and waders have returned the farmland and moors......... 

March 2015 Edition

Although we can still get some heavy snowfalls this month, the “spring snows” rarely last long with the sun higher in the sky, the warmth soon melts it at lower levels.................... 

February 2015 Edition

Already the first snowdrops should be starting to push through the frosty lawns, and piping Oystercatchers heard on calm nights as a few pioneers head for their breeding grounds in the Strath......

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Plant Week 14-20 June 2015 and Insect Week 28 June to 4 July

From just £320 4 nights or £560 7 nights DB&B. A themed week with guest speakers and field trips looking for our special Plants and Insects as well as wildlife.

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