….what a difference a few days make!
A whole different meaning to snow balls !
Snow at The Lecht … poor lambs, poor grouse … and poor Purdey!
Lots of snow on the ground, but clear blue skies so we went on a trip up Carn Ealasaid to make the most of the views.
Just one month has passed, and the hillside is now coated in purple heather, with patches of sphagnum moss, cranberries, blaeberries, foxglove and tiny yellow tormentil. There are coveys of grouse and hares on the moor, trout in the river and we spotted all sorts of other wildlife in a single morning – from a beautiful owl to Mr Toad, hopping round a peat bog.
Buttercups, broom, lambs and grouse spotted on the moors…