“Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam" - Dr. Brewster Higley (1874) Summer Grassland - Ardivachar, South Uist This is not exactly the Hebridean equivalent of the Great Plains, but it is an example of unimproved grassland and although it looks like a completely natural habitat, it is the product of careful grazing… Continue reading At Home on the Range…..
Day Three 24 November 2020 Today I am aiming to induce not just a smile, but an enormous grin, as my contribution to Cathy's Week of Flowers. Please join us and help brighten these dark days. Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris It is a warm July afternoon and I have climbed over the fence into the… Continue reading A Week of Flowers
or in my case 9 cows and their calves..... The Ladies are back! These are my contract mowers who arrive every year for 4-6 weeks in October to graze the grass on our headland. The grassland on our croft is managed to produce suitable breeding habitat for corncrakes, breeding waders such as lapwings, oystercatchers, redshank… Continue reading Nine men went to mow, went to mow a meadow