Lichens - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies

Sightings

Curracag have a Facebook Group which has information about latest wildlife sightings around the Western Isles. The group is also great for news about events discussion and/or help on identification. The information posted is accessible to all and if you would like to post you can join the group easily.

The group can be found at Curracag Facebook Group

See a selection of the latest posts:-

Identification required please.
About 10 to 12 of these plants have appeared in a small area of my unkempt front garden, varying in size from 3 - 15 inches high. The stems are round and very smooth, tinted reddish. They emerge straight from the ground without any basal rosette of leaves. The leaves are palmate and multiply divided, glaucous and stiff, each subdivision terminating in a sharp spike. There is a single flower spike, not yet open but could be white/yellow.
My best guess is that it is some form of Eryngium but not Sea Holly. I do not know if it is an indigenous plant or a cultivated one, the seeds of which have blown in. I have not planted it nor remember seeing it in previous years.
Any help gratefully received!
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A new species for the garden in Askernish yesterday, Eristalis horticola. ...

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Hi everyone,
I am visiting Harris and Lewis this week and would be very grateful for any information on the best machair flower meadows to photograph.
Thanks so much! 😊
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Can anyone help find this boat? ...

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Can any one tell me about this beauty ...

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Lichens - Western Isles wildlife, birds, plants, mammals, moths, butterflies