We have managed to see these stunning Greenshanks on some recent #Mull Explorers. The island is an important wintering site for these waders and also home to a small number of breeding pairs. Ewan Miles (Sept 2022)
Our young intern, Joe Fryer, is helping guide on our tours during September and he managed to get these lovely photos of this Slow Worm (Legless Lizard) on a recent #Mull Nature Explorer!
These stunning reptiles act as 'bio-control agents' in gardens as they love to eat slugs, snails and other potential 'problem species'. There is no need to buy deadly and toxic slug pellets and other harmful chemicals when you can just support these predator - prey relationships in your gard
We are enjoying seeing Gannets feeding hard on our recent #Mull Explorers as the food abundance increases around coastal waters.
This photo was taken on a recent Sea Life Mull tour off the north coast of the island. Ewan Miles (Sept 2022)
Look at these beauties... We have counted up to four juvenile Curlew Sandpipers on recent #Mull tours. They breed in Arctic Siberia and winter mainly in Africa. Normally a rather scarce passage migrant but more common some years. Ewan Miles (Sept 2022)
We have enjoyed some wonderful views of Otters on #Mull Nature Explorer and Mull Wilderness Explorer tours this summer. They are mainly viewed with binoculars and a spotting scope to provide privileged views into the mammals world. Ewan Miles (Aug 2022)
A Common Hawker freshly emerged as an avian predator after a few years living as an aquatic nymph in the murky lochan, 600m high in the mountains of #Mull. The exuviae can be seen in the frame, which is the remains of an exoskeleton that are left after they moult. Ewan Miles (Aug 2022)
THE SNOW LEOPARDS OF #MULL... Spot the Ptarmigan We were thrilled to encounter two juveniles in the high mountains last week! This is the second year in succession that we have discovered successful breeding evidence from one of the islands rarest species. Can you find them in the picture!? Ewan Miles (Aug 2022)
A male Black Darter from a recent #Mull package expedition with Iolo Williams and guests.
This small heathland and moorland species is the only black dragonfly (males) that can be found in the UK. Ewan Miles (July 2022)
We have enjoyed seeing Adders on some of our recent #Mull Nature and Wilderness Explorer's. With cooler temperatures and wetter conditions on the island this year, it has been more difficult for the reptiles but they have been taking advantage of some warmer and sunnier weather in in the last few weeks. Ewan Miles (Aug 2022)
THE ISLE OF #MULL WILDLIFE EXPEDITION WITH IOLO WILLIAMS We found two Pyramidal orchids on the Calgary machair during the tour along with other noteworthy species including Field Gentian and Common Centaury. Ewan Miles (July 2022)
THE ISLE OF #MULL WILDLIFE EXPEDITION WITH IOLO WILLIAMS A day of filled with dragons and reptiles yesterday with some stunning encounters of these seasonal species on the island. We saw 2 Golden-ringed Dragonflies, with one individual feeding on a bumblebee. We also managed to get the reptile hatrick - 2 Adders, Slow Worms and a very young Common Lizard! Ewan Miles (July 2022)
A Short-eared Owl perched up on the moors of #Mull. Another poor breeding season for this species on the north of the island with vast areas of suitable habitat absent of SEOs. Thankfully this bird has an active nest nearby and lets hope that they get young away. Ewan Miles (July 2022)
Meet our Seasonal Naturalists, Theo and Jack... Theo is almost halfway through his season here on #Mull! He was introduced to the natural world at a young age and having gained an extended diploma in Countryside Management decided to pursue a career in conservation.
He has spent 2 years working as a reserve warden in North Norfolk where his passion for the natural world grew to a new level. He is also an amateur photographer and bird ringer but birdwatching is his main passi
"All nature wears one universal grin.“ — Henry Fielding (1730) A White-tailed Bumblebee feeding from Red Clover on an un-mowed area of garden here on #Mull. A lawn that is teaming with colour, life and biodiversity. I sat back and listened to the humming of the small things that now count on our actions for their survival (and ours) against extinction. Please consider leaving areas of your garden for wildlife to recover and flourish....I promise that nature will make you smil
After an unsuccessful search for Ptarmigan on the high peaks, I managed to spot this stunning 'Scarce Purple & Gold Moth' (Pyrausta Ostrinalis). I have been informed that it is the ninth record of this micro moth species for #Mull. Ewan Miles (Mull, June 2022)
A Mull Chequered Skipper! After the exciting recent discovery of the islands first record of Chequered Skipper (found by C Austick), Theo and myself went out to check the sites to see if we could spot one for ourselves.
After a couple of hours searching (and then the sun making a rare appearance) we got onto one feeding from a Hawkbit! A very exciting moment and lets hope there are other sites to be found on #Mull in the years to come. Ewan Miles (June 2022)