Special Lichens of Culag Woods

October 28th 2010

Special Lichens of Culag Woods

A small group of local people have been studying and mapping the lichens in Culag Woods for several years.

As a result of their efforts they have been able to produce a leaflet introducing six of the special lichens of Culag Woods.

The lichens highlighted are all part of the Lobarion community of lichens all of which are of European importance. Culag Woods and Assynt in general is a stronghold for them in Scotland.

Special Lichens of Culag Woods leaflet  (2.3MB pdf)

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Weasel

Single animal in Culkein Drumbeg garden (DAH) (04/12)

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Single female bird hunting, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

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Single male bird, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

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