Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)


Pyrrhosoma nymphula, male


2007   2008


Jan 2010
10 26

Feb 2010
16 23

Mar 2010

Apr 2010

May 2010
28 30

Veronica montana


Jun 2010
3 5 8 15 19 20 22 29

Aug 2010
26 29 31

Feb 2011

May 2011
1 7 9 13 17 31

Oct 2011
4 7 23

Feb 2012
6 10 25

Apr 2012

Aug 2012
6 16 18

View NE up Loch Etive from Inverawe

Jan 2013

Jul 2010
6 13

Jan 2011
18 27

Mar 2011
3 23

Jun 2011
2 15 16 29

Jan 2012

Mar 2012

May 2012
8 29

Sep 2012


This site is a sequel to Nature Notes from Skye, occasioned by my moving from Skye to Argyll in Sep 2006.  As the post-move site clearly needed a new name, it also needed a new home page, and this is it.  However, there is continuity of narrative between the two sites, rather than a clean start.  For instance, I'm more likely to include something on the Argyll site if it hasn't been shown before on the Skye site, and, in the early Argyll pages at least, I frequently comment on differences between the flora and fauna of the two localities.  Initially, the site is about Argyll as seen through the eyes of someone from Skye!

Mouse over the pictures to see details such as Latin name, English name, grid ref, scale of photo etc.  This uses a script called Overlib developed by Erik Bosrup.  It won't work if you have Javascript turned off.

For now I have disabled the alt tags as they would show up as well as the Overlib box when you mouse over, which is overdoing it a bit!  As a result, people who have Javascript turned off will no longer see any text when mousing over the pictures.  The alt tags are still in the source code but are over-ridden by blank image title tags.

One benefit of this new feature is that I can show the photos on other sites and they will carry all their information with them.  That's why I've added info that seems redundant on this site, such as the date, and "Scotland" after the location.

From the beginning of February 2013, I'm putting all new pages on the Lorn Natural History Group site rather than this site.  Photos by other LNHG members will be included as well as my own.  Here are the LNHG pages I've done so far.  There is obviously a huge backlog to do on both sites!

Jun 2013
11 19
Jul 2013
13 30
Sep 2013
14 24
Oct 2013
9 29

Jan 2014
18 28
Feb 2014
Mar 2014
15 25


Species index (for Skye and Argyll sites combined)



Links - Argyll

Taynuilt weather forecast
Tides - Bonawe
Tides - Oban
Wild Argyll DVD by local naturalist Bob Groves
Seil Natural History Group
Lochaber Natural History Society
Clyde and Argyll Fungus Group
Treshnish Nature Log (Mull)
Local Origins Rural Network
Craig Lodge Retreat Centre
Loch Etive (wonderful descriptive piece)


Donegal Wildlife
Ryedale Natural History Society
Gilbert White's Selborne Journals as a blog
Association of British Fungus Groups
Irish Lichens - stunning lichen photos with descriptions
Oaks and Adders
John Muir Trust
Wild Flowers of Ireland
NBN Gateway
Flora of Dry Stone Walls
British Myriapod and Isopod Group (BMIG)


 Seil Natural History Group
Scottish Lichenology
Scottish Bryology
Flora of Dry Stone Walls
UK and Eire Bryophytes
UK and Eire Lichens