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Fence wire transport on the contraption Dùn Coillich

Fence wire transport on the contraption Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance

First Aid Rural Skills 3

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Rural Skills Course, Young people

First Aid Rural Skills 3

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Rural Skills Course

Dyke building Sep 2017

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Rural Skills Course, Young people

Dyke building Sep 2017

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Rural Skills Course, Young people

Moth caught in the moth trap overnight. (25-26/9/17) Dùn Coillich

Moth caught in the moth trap overnight. (25-26/9/17) Dùn Coillich

 

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Moth Trap overnight 25/26 Sept Dùn Coillich

Moth Trap overnight 25/26 Sept 2017  

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Prominent Moth Caterpillar DC 20170905

Prominent Moth Caterpillar DC 20170905

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Britains heaviest spider, the 4-spot orb-weaver Araneus Quadratus DC 20170905

Britains heaviest spider, the 4-spot orb-weaver Araneus Quadratus

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Club Moss (Lycopodium) Dùn Coillich

Club Moss (Lycopodium)

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora

Tree Growth Dùn Coillich

Trees growing well

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora, Management and maintenance

Petty Whin Dùn Coillich

Petty Whin

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora

Puss Moth caterpillar Dùn Coillich

Puss Moth caterpillar

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Northern Eggar Moth caterpillar Dùn Coillich

Northern Eggar Moth caterpillar

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Sundew Dùn Coillich

Sundew DC

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora

Schiehallion from Dùn Coillich

Schiehallion

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Landscapes and scenery

Juniper Dùn Coillich

Juniper - Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich

Bog Asphodel Dùn Coillich

Bog Asphodel

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora

Schiehallion from Dùn Coillich

Schiehallion from Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Landscapes and scenery

Sneezewort Dùn Coillich

Sneezewort  

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora

Elderberry Dùn Coillich

Elder Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora

Fungus Hunt Dùn Coillich August 2017

Fungus Hunt Dùn Coillich August 2017

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Fungi, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

White Dome Cap Fungus Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Fungi

Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa) Dùn Coillich

Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa)Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Fungi

White Dome Cap Dùn Coillich

Lyophllyum connatum but White Domecap is easier. Used to be considered edible BUT DO NOT DO SO. Some mutations are toxic, and can easily be confused with other more toxic species.

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Fungi

White Dome Cap Dùn Coillich

Fungi in profusion this month under the willow close to the picnic table at Dùn Coillich - Lyophllyum connatum but White Domecap is easier. Used to be considered edible BUT DO NOT DO SO. Some mutations are toxic, and can easily be confused with other more toxic species.

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Fungi

Fencing Dùn Coillich

Trish with canine assistant during fencing 

Tags: Volunteers

Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) Dùn Coillich

Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis)

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Northern Eggar Moth caterpillar near the Allt Mor (30/5/17)

Northern Eggar Moth caterpillar near the Allt Mor

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Badger Dùn Coillich

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is present on Dun Coillich and they have been photographed as recently as June 2016 in broad daylight. Badgers are members of the weasel family, the Mustelidae— at Dùn Coillich

Tags: Biodiversity, Dùn Coillich, Fauna

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Fauna, Mammals, Young people

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Tags: Young people

SNH Camera Trap Project: Grandtully Primary June 2017

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Tags: Young people

Camera Trap Project June 2017

Heather was at the awards for the camera trap project at Scottish Natural Heritage with some of the staff and pupils from Grandtully Primary. She says “Totally blown away by the amount of hard work and enthusiasm on display from all winners. Really fantastic project and very proud to have been a (very small) part of it. Very well done to all involved.”
http://www.hpclt.org/news/2017-06/grandtully-primary-school-and-snh-camera-trap-project

Tags: Young people

Cubs working hard planting trees at Dùn Coillich, March 2017

Cubs working hard planting trees at Dùn Coillich, March 2017

Tags: Young people

Beavers Dùn Coillich

The Beaver Scouts followed a Treasure Hunt set up by Sandra Winter who presented them with certificates

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers, Young people

Beavers Dùn Coillich

Beavers ready and willing to learn more about nature and wildlife

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Volunteers, Young people

Work Party March 2017: tree planting Dùn Coillich

Party to transplant the trees which were given to HPCLT by The Big Shed at Tombreck 

Tags: Biodiversity, Dùn Coillich, Flora, Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers, Young people

Food for Beaver Scouts after their hard work at Dùn Coillich

Food for Beaver Scouts after their hard work at Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers, Young people

School group with Professor Russell Coope 2012 Dùn Coillich

Professor Russell Coope guides the pupils of Kenmore Primary School

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Young people

Rural Skills Course 3

Rural Skills Course 3

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects, Rural Skills Course, Volunteers, Young people

Rural Skills Course 3

Rural Skills Course 3

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects, Rural Skills Course, Volunteers, Young people

Rural Skills Course 3

Rural Skills Course 3

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects, Rural Skills Course, Volunteers, Young people

Rural Skills Course 3

Rural Skills Course 3

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects, Rural Skills Course, Volunteers, Young people

Joint working party with John Muir Trust in 2013 — at Dùn Coillich

Joint working party with John Muir Trust in 2013— at Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Sandra Winter working on Trish's enclosure in 2013 Dùn Coillich

Sandra Winter working on Trish's enclosure in 2013

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers

Rob Coope helping with transport in 2013 Dùn Coillich

Rob Coope helping with transport in 2013

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Having a break from work 2013 Dùn Coillich

Having a break from work

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Wire transport for fencing 2013 Dùn Coillich

Wire transport for fencing

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Fencing volunteers in 2013 — Dùn Coillich

Fencing volunteers in 2013 — at Dùn Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

BBQ October 2016 Dùn Coillich

October 2016 BBQ at Dun Coillich - proudly wearing our Dun Coillich fleeces!

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers, Young people

BBQ Autumn 2016 Dùn Coillich

The BBQ - autumn 2016

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Volunteers, Young people

Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich

Tim Fison scanning for deer or raptors.

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers

Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich

Fencing work party near the weir in Allt Mohr

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Landscapes and scenery, Management and maintenance, Volunteers, Young people

Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich

The rails were to be taken to the fence bordering the JMT Reserve of East Schiehallion. They were attached to the fence as diagonal batons to make the fence visible to flying Black Grouse and thus avoid any fatalities caused by the birds flying into the fence.

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers

Glengoulandie dam: Dùn Coillich

Glengoulandie dam

Tags: Landscapes and scenery, Management and maintenance, Projects

Willie McGhee Andy Walker Holly

Andy Walker, Willie McGhee

Tags: Landscapes and scenery, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Route marking: Dùn Coillich

Tim Fison Route marking: Dun Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Landscapes and scenery, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Fencing Dùn Coillich

Tim Fison Fencing

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Landscapes and scenery, Management and maintenance, Volunteers

Bracken Harvest: Dùn Coillich

Tim Fison Bracken Harvest: Dun Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Flora, Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers

Allt Mohr: Dùn Coillich

Allt Mohr

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Landscapes and scenery

Caddis Fly Larva: Dùn Coillich

Caddis Fly Larva: Dun Coillich

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Small pearl fritillary Dùn Coillich

Small pearl fritillary: Dun Coillich 

Tags: Dùn Coillich, Invertebrates

Launch of Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership

Glorious sunshine for the Heart Of Scotland Forest Partnership Launch event.

Tags: Biodiversity, Landscapes and scenery, Projects

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Tags: Projects, Young people

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Tags: Projects, Young people

Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project

Tags: Young people

Trustees viewing the Wee Birks Field

The trustees casting their eyes over the Wee Birks Field in Aberfeldy. Great turn out and the many options for the future use of the land were discussed. Thanks to Bill Hoare for showing us around.

Tags: Wee Birks field

Butterbur

Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) growing on the Wee Birks Field

Tags: Wee Birks field

Peregrine falcon © Ronald Mitchell

Tags: Birds

Peregrine falcon © Ronald Mitchell

Tags: Birds

Green hairstreak

Tags: Biodiversity

Green veined white butterfly

Tags: Biodiversity

Common heath moth

Tags: Biodiversity

The Wee Birks Field, March 2017

The Wee Birks Field, March 2017

Tags: Wee Birks field

The Wee Birks Field, March 2017

The Wee Birks Field, March 2017

Tags: Wee Birks field

The Wee Birks Field, March 2017

The Wee Birks Field, March 2017

Tags: Wee Birks field

Short-eared owl © Ronald Mitchell

Short-eared owl © Ronald Mitchell

Tags: Birds

Short-eared owl © Ronald Mitchell

Short-eared owl © Ronald Mitchell

Tags: Biodiversity, Birds, Fauna

Ring ouzel © Ronald Mitchell

Ring ouzel © Ronald Mitchell

Tags: Biodiversity, Birds, Fauna

Ring ouzel © Ronald Mitchell

Ring ouzel © Ronald Mitchell

Tags: Birds

Red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) photographed by a camera trap

The red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a gamebird in the pheasant family. When disturbed, it prefers to run rather than fly. This is a seed-eating species and the call is a ka-chu-chu.

Tags: Birds

Evidence of field voles

Tags: Mammals

There is a mink raft on Dùn Coillich which is there to check for the tracks of mink in clay

The mink survey is organised by the Scottish Mink Initiative.

Tags: Mammals, Monitoring

Writers on Dùn Coillich

Tags: Creative

Linda Cracknell’s Book Launch gathered more than 20 people who enjoyed a walk to the summit of Dùn Coillich

Tags: Creative

Sunken Track, one of the archaeological sites on Dùn Coillich

Tags: Archaeology and history

Shieling Hut, one of the archaeological sites on Dùn Coillich

Tags: Archaeology and history

A survey on Dùn Coillich found over 40 archaeological sites

Tags: Archaeology and history

Lime kiln. Limestone was roasted with layers of peat or other fuel to create lime fertiliser

Tags: Archaeology and history

Repairing walls. Deer need to be controlled to protect the trees

Tags: Management and maintenance

Improving access

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects

The Hydro Scheme provides the Trust with an annual income. The scheme takes water from Dùn Coillich

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects

Visitor hut. Posters, information sheets and books are available for the use of school parties and other visitors

Tags: Management and maintenance

Biotite schist erratic

Tags: Geology

A pink granite inclusion in the Schiehallion Boulder Bed

Tags: Geology

Quartzite - the main rock of Schiehallion

Tags: Geology

Granodorite

Tags: Geology

Dalradian Limestone covered in white lichen. Lichens are ‘indicator species’ which indicate pure air

Tags: Geology

Clints and Grykes

Tags: Geology

Beaver scouts examining the pondlife

Tags: Biodiversity, Young people

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Tags: Fungi

Bee box for solitary bees – there are 200 species in the UK

Tags: Invertebrates

Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest on the OEF at Dùn Coillich

Tags: Birds

Learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training

Tags: Management and maintenance, Young people

All geared up - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training

Tags: Management and maintenance, Young people

Strimming - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training

Tags: Management and maintenance, Young people

Fence repairs

Tags: Management and maintenance, Young people

Rural Skills Trainees learning how to do dry stane dyking

Tags: Management and maintenance, Young people

Dùn Coillich is a beautiful location for hillwalking

Tags: Landscapes and scenery, Young people

Dùn Coillich signage

Tags: Landscapes and scenery, Management and maintenance

Rural Skills Training trainee in action

Tags: Management and maintenance, Young people

Rural Skills Training trainees after completion of training

Tags: Young people

Joint work party with John Muir Trust

Tags: Volunteers

Fencing volunteers

Tags: Volunteers

Beaver scouts and "the hut"

Tags: Young people

Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis)

Tags: Invertebrates

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Tags: Fungi

Badger (Meles meles) caught on camera trap

The Eurasian badger (Meles meles) is present on Dun Coillich and they have been photographed as recently as June 2016 in broad daylight. Badgers are members of the weasel family, the Mustelidae.

Tags: Fauna, Mammals, Monitoring

Golden ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

Tags: Invertebrates

Lichens on fence post

Tags: Flora

Scot's pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Tags: Flora

Stunning landscape

Tags: Landscapes and scenery

Lichen diversity

Tags: Flora

Bilberries galore!

Tags: Flora

An abundance of wild flowers

Tags: Flora

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)

Tags: Invertebrates

Enjoying the river

Tags: Landscapes and scenery

Heath-spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. fuchsii)

Heath-spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. fuchsii. This species crosses with the very similar common-spotted orchid but prefers more acid soil.

Tags: Flora

The Wee Birks Field

Tags: Wee Birks field

Garden tiger moth (Arctia caja)

Tags: Invertebrates

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Tags: Invertebrates

The road to Dùn Coillich

Tags: Landscapes and scenery

Melancholy thistle (Cirsium heterophylla)

Melancholy thistle (Cirsium heterophylla)

Tags: Biodiversity, Flora

A diversity of grasses, including Yorkshire fog (Holcus lanatus), a rapid coloniser of disturbed and wetter ground

Holcus lanatus is a perennial grass which produces a large amount of seed and is a rapid coloniser of disturbed ground. It thrives in wetter ground and is often seen around drainage ditches.

Tags: Biodiversity, Flora

Yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor)

Yellow rattle is an attractive, semi-parasitic, grassland annual. While it a serious pest for farmers because it weakens grasses and can reduce yields of hay, in a meadow the suppression of grass growth results in a better display of wild flowers.

Tags: Biodiversity, Flora

Bell heather (Erica cinerea) and cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix)

Bell heather (Erica cinerea) is the one which is a brighter colour, and cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix)

Tags: Biodiversity, Flora

Learning about the Dalradian Limestone

Tags: Geology

Yellow saxifrage (Saxifraga aizoides)

A splash of colour...

Tags: Flora

Visit by the Roving Rockologists

Tags: Geology

Some nourishment for the Beaver scouts after their hard work at Dùn Coillich

Tags: Young people

The Beaver scouts having fun

Tags: Young people

Outdoor fun for the Beaver scouts

Tags: Young people

Learning about nature

Tags: Biodiversity, Fauna, Young people

Dùn Coillich primroses (Primula vulgaris) in snow

Tags: Flora

A social gathering

Tags: Volunteers, Young people

Viewing the Black Grouse lek on Dùn Coillich

Tags: Birds, Monitoring

Planting trees

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers, Young people

Dùn Coillich and Schiehallion from Glengoulandie

Tags: Landscapes and scenery

Dùn Coillich - for the people

Tags: Management and maintenance, Projects, Volunteers

Placing a camera trap to see what birds and other animals are on the move on Dùn Coillich

Tags: Birds, Mammals, Monitoring

Andy Pointer and Elspeth Paul marking the Centre of Scotland on Dùn Coillich

The post is temporary and will be replaced by a tree.

Tags: Landscapes and scenery