Heron vs. Goosander – Day 29 0f 30 Days Wild

Day 29 of 30 Days Wild is about my most recent walk down by the River Don, in particular about the little interaction I saw. I am so lucky to live so close to a river where I can regularly see Swans and Herons. Here are some pictures from my latest visit. I was also…

An Adventure At Sea – Day 25 of 30 Days Wild

Day 25 of 30 Days Wild is about our boating adventure from Elgol in the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Canna. Elgol is situated in the south west of the Isle of Skye and the road to it is considered to be one of the most dramatic on the island. We were heading…

A Drive Around The Isle of Skye – Day 24 of 30 Days Wild

Day 24 is about our drive around the Isle of Skye showing you some of the stunning scenery along the way. As previously mentioned in Day 22 we were staying in a place called Dornie on the mainland. Around 10 miles away from the bridge over to the Isle of Skye (just off the map…

RSPB Loch Leven – Day 21 of 30 Days Wild

Day 21 of 30 Days Wild involved a short trip to RSPB Loch Leven on the way back to Aberdeen from Edinburgh. Located nearby Kinross, Loch Leven is a short drive from Edinburgh. RSPB Loch Leven formally known as Vane Farm offers a woodland trail and a wetland trail. We went on the wetland trail…

The Eider Ducks at Sands of Forvie – Day 20 of 30 Days Wild

Day 20 of 30 Days Wild is looking at the Eider ducks at Forvie National Nature Reserve, just outside Newburgh in Aberdeenshire. Forvie Nature Reserve is where you will find the largest breeding colony of Eider ducks in the UK. Up to around 6,000 birds come to breed in the summer and around 1,000 stay…

A Stroll Around NTS Newhailes – Day 19 of 30 Days Wild

Day 19 of 30 Days Wild is a photographic record of my stroll around National TrustĀ for Scotland property Newhailes near Musselburgh. The walk around the estate takes you from overgrown woodland to surprising clearings where the sunshine pours through the woodland canopy. As the walk continues you enter a large clearing of long flowing grasses…

A Sea of Seals at Newburgh Beach – Day 18 of 30 Days Wild

  Day 18 of 30 Days Wild looks at my recent trip to Newburgh Beach in Aberdeenshire. Newburgh Beach is famous for the seal colony that is resident on the Ythan estuary. As you can imagine it brings a great number of people to the beach to see them. I first saw the seals last…

The Importance of Wildflowers – Day 17 of 30 Days Wild

Day 17 of 30 Days Wild looks at the importance of wildflowers and grass verges. I remember a year or so ago going to see Chris Packham speak and he talked about how our grass verges were being destroyed putting strain on our ecosystem. There has also been a lot of talk about the decline…

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring… Day 14 of 30 Days Wild

Day 14 of 30 Days Wild is about the rain we have been having. After a very dry May it seems like ages since we have had any rain. The last few days have changed that! A large amount of rain can play havoc on our gardens, my wild patch of long grass looks like…