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Peregrine, Lochaline
Last Hurrah of Autumn

9th November 2017

The weather in the West Highlands has continued to disappoint, with yet more rain and wind for our last group of guests of the season. Needless to say, since they left, i… Read More

Hen harrier hunting
Martens by candlelight

28th October 2017

The days are becoming considerably shorter now, and we await the clocks going back so that it will still be light before breakfast. Our early morning trips to see the dee… Read More

Eagles Galore w/c 16/9/17

3rd October 2017

Finally, the eagles have appeared in numbers here in Lochaber. Both golden and sea eagles gave dazzling displays during the latest Glenloy Wildlife holiday, with both adu… Read More

Windy Whales and Dolphins

14th September 2017

Along with the rest of the country we had an unseasonably wet and windy week last week – not the ideal conditions for our cetaceans and sharks holiday! However, we made… Read More

devils fingers fungus, Murlough Bay
August weather – a proper Scottish experience

29th August 2017

Here at Glenloy, August is always a between month. It is usually the wettest month of the year in the vicinity of Fort William, apart from February, and this year has bee… Read More

Summer Butterflies 2017

26th July 2017

We must have done something right this year, as the sun actually shone in Lochaber during our summer butterfly week! That gave us a great chance of picking up all our tar… Read More

otter gliding along in the sunshine near Castle Tioram
A celebration of new life

9th July 2017

As the West Highland summer kicks in we are besieged by a plethora of youngsters, from pine marten kits to osprey chicks to baby slow-worms. We have enjoyed a couple of t… Read More

Two young otters watching
New autumn holiday

21st June 2017

Due to popular demand we are adding an extra full wildlife week this September. Early Autumn Wildlife 16th - 23rd September. Read More

Recent non-lepidopteran highlights

16th June 2017

Of course, we do not just look at butterflies at this time of year. Flowers of note include orchids, which are just starting to flower in numbers now. The local narrow-le… Read More

Chequered skipper
Spring Butterflies in Lochaber

12th June 2017

At this time of year our attention becomes fixed on our local butterfly populations, particularly those of the chequered skipper. Found only within a thirty-mile radius o… Read More

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