Special Lichens of Culag Wood

October 28th 2010

A small group of local people have been studying and mapping the lichens in Culag woods for several years. They have produced this leaflet to introduce you to six of the special lichens of Culag Wood. They are part of the Lobarion family. This group are of European importance and Culag wood and Assynt in general is a stronghold for them in Scotland.

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Recent Sightings

Common Sandpiper

Two birds near jetty, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/04)

Red-throated Diver

Two birds calling on Loch Drumbeg (Corinne France) (17/04)

Golden Plover

20 birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (17/04)

Lapwing

Four birds displaying near Clachtoll Broch (DAH) (17/04)

Lesser Redpoll

Two birds feeding on niger seed, Torbreck garden (J. Wright) (17/04)

Siskin

Two birds, Torbreck garden (J. Wright) (16/04)

Ptarmigan

Single bird moulting from winter to summer plumage, west side of Canisp near summit (Anna Church) (16/04)

Willow Warbler

Single bird singing in Nedd garden (Ian Evans). Ian's previous first dates are 10/04/2020, 14/04/2019, 16/04/2018, 14/04/2017 (16/04)

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