We had an amazing day at the 'Scotland The Big Picture' conference in Stirling. Inspirational lectures from around Scotland and even from far flung Montana!
We left feeling a buzz of excitement and hope for the future of biodiversity and the climate in Scotland. Everyone came away feeling that 'now is the time', and that 'no one is too small to make a difference'.
We encountered this stunning pregnant female Adder on our #Mull Nature Expedition this week! They do not lay eggs, but give birth in late summer to approximately 8 live young that measure 15 - 20 cm. The young are contained in a membrane that breaks immediately after they are born.
We had a wonderful adventure on #Ardnamurchan today and managed to encounter an Otter, 4 White-tailed Eagles, 20+ Sanderling, 10 Turnstones, 25 Bar-tailed Godwits, 12 Ringed Plovers, RT Diver, Grey and Harbour Seals, Red Deer, 30+ Gannets and much more!
It was great to see a small group of Red Grouse on the north of #Mull recently. The wetter oceanic conditions on the west of the country reduce the abundance of heather (favoured food for RG), so this species are in smaller more localised numbers.