Assynt Naturalists

The Field Club has been efficient over the years at recording and making information available about Assynt’s wildlife. However, we have not been as diligent at providing information about our wildlife recorders!

This section of our website was created in January 2019 to help address this. We will use this page to put faces to some of those who have provided the ‘what, where and when’ during the history of the Field Club.

Sadly, by the nature of such a section, we are most likely to be providing obituaries of those naturalists who gave so freely and happily of their time and expertise. They have provided us all with a unique opportunity to gain a much fuller understanding and appreciation of Assynt’s Wildlife.

We also aim to acknowledge those who are still recording and reporting; we hope that this page will also be able to satisfy that ambition.

John Philip Blunt (1943-2011): An Appreciation [The Highland Naturalist 8, pp. 32-33 (May 2012)] (1.2MB docx + jpeg)

Patricia Anne Evans (1929-2015): Obituary [BSBI Yearbook 2016 pp. 95-99 (2016)] (260KB pdf)

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Recent Sightings

Pink-footed Goose

550+ birds flying over Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey) (23/09)

Whooper Swan

11 birds flying over Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (23/09)

Basking Shark

Single animal swimming close into Clachtoll beach (AS) (23/09)

Pink-footed Goose

20+ flying over and calling, Nedd (Ian Evans), 800+ flying over and calling throughout the day, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (23/09)

Razorbill

10 birds feeding in Loch Ardbhair (Beccy Garvey) (22/09)

Barnacle Goose

c40 birds over Culkein Drumbeg (Jim and Corinne France, DAH) (21/09)

Kestrel

Single bird, Culkein Drumbeg (Jim and Corinne France) (21/09)

Speckled Wood

Single butterfly, Inverkirkaig (DAH) (21/09)

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