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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Recent Sightings

Gannet

Eight birds fishing, Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson) (10/08)

Corncrake

Single bird heard, Culkein Stoer (Nick Simpson).   (09/08)

Merlin

Single male flying alongside road, Inchnadamph (Paul MGowan) (09/08)

Common Toad

Single amphibian in grass near Oldany (DAH) (07/08)

Palmate Newt

Single amphibian in grass near Oldany (DAH) (07/08)

Butterflies

Scotch Argus (7), Speckled Wood (2), Dark Green Fritillary (1), Meadow Brown (1), all along stretch of B869 from mouth of Oldany River to Culkein Drumbeg junction (DAH) (07/08)

Gannet

Two birds, one immature, fishing from Bay of Clachtoll to Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson) (07/08)

Field Gentian (Gentianella campestris)

15+ plants coming into flower, Stoer green (Charlie Leeson) (07/08)

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