We visited the legendary Glen Affric National Nature Reserve yesterday – first time I’ve been and I was blown away. What a place – miles and miles of Caledonian pine forest, rivers, lochs and uplands. Owned and managed by the Forestry Commission – brilliant. Seems very much like a wilderness to me.
The River Affric just up from Dog Falls
A mighty native Scot’s pine
You can almost see an ancient face in the pine bark
Coire Loch – home of the rare northern emerald dragonfly
Water lilies on the loch
Scotch Argus- new species for me
The large ground beetle Carabus glabratus – a Scottish speciality – see the distribution map below
Carabus glabratus – map via NBN
Hound of the wild, grey shadows beneath the trees, stalk through our dreams….
Great interpretation – simple but effective