Archive for June 22nd, 2010

Kensaleyre – Part 2

June 22, 2010

It seems worth noting the otter near Skerinish Point – plus plenty of evidence of otters on the shore.  Also a record of chimney sweeper moths near Keistle appears to be only the second formal record from Skye, though I have seen it a number of  times at this time of year.  There is an excellent website of lepidoptera listed alphabetically by common names.

Other plants of note included Equisetum pratense (Shady Horsetail), Salicornia (Glasswort, Marsh Samphire), Suaeda maritima (Annual Sea-blite) and other orchids: Dactylorhiza incarnata (Early Marsh-orchid), Dactylorhiza purpurella (Northern Marsh-orchid) and Listera ovata (Twayblade) in deep shade and showing no sign of flowering.