On Friday, I carried out a monitoring survey at a local site, looking for evidence of the Orkney Vole to help determine the level of the population in the archipelago. That evening, Our Lass and I attended another talk, this one about the island of Papa Westray, given by the island ranger, Jonathan Ford.
Today we went along to a walk organised by the Field Club. This was part of the 'Through The Seasons' programme, which for 2019 is at Brodgar. We spent a couple of hours wandering the shores of Harray and Stenness Lochs, either side of the Ring of Brodgar. The highlight was an Otter foraging in Harray Loch, but we saw all sorts of other wildlife too.
|Egg-shell slime mould
|A Puffball species of fungus
|One of several hairy caterpillars seen on the day, species unknown
|The thin red line of a fungus created by two lichens battling over a territory
|A Metellina species of spider
|Another Metellina species of spider
|Parrot Waxcap fungi
And there were cakes afterwards. What's not to like about that?!