Today has been a day to be out and about. While there may not have been bright blue skies, the weather has surpassed the forecast. With a chauffeur to hand the opportunity was taken to visit Milton and observe the MV Clansman sailing towards the island of Coll on its way to Oban. (Mouse-ver for […]Read more "Oot An Aboot"
Tiree is on record as the largest rabbit free island in Britain and this is more than made up for by the presence of hares. What a joy it was to glance out of our living room window and see a hare just a few feet away. This called for the camera, but how to do […]Read more "Don’t believe everything you read!"
This afternoon’s trip to Balephuil was in part to try and photograph’s the island’s famous hares. Balephuil proved successful last year so our wild life safari today. Although this is the month of the ‘Mad March Hare’, and we have seen several in recent days, we were at first disappointed. Then, just as we started […]Read more "Tiree: Haring About"
Tiree Machair, the largest area of Machair outside the Outer Hebrides, is noteworthy as one of the few examples of rabbit-free machair in Scotland. Machair is one of the rarest habitats in Europe, found only in the north and west of Britain and Ireland. Almost half of the Scottish machair occurs in the Outer Hebrides, […]Read more "Where Hares Abound Bunnies Are Banned!"
“Guess How Much I Love You?” by McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram is one of my favourite children’s story books. A publishing phenomenon, first published in 1984, it is the tale of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare out-doing one another in their efforts to express their love to one another. The Isle of Tiree is […]Read more "Nut Brown Hare"