Friday 21 August 2009

Loch Lomond

If ever you are visiting Loch Lomond, make sure you visit The Drovers Inn at Invernannan, north of the Loch. It's like stepping back in time as there are stuffed animals everywhere, traditional music at weekeknds, all the staff are in kilts and it's really spooky. You can watch live ghost cams if you're that way inclined too. More importantly, pop in and see us :-)

Thursday 20 August 2009

Fantastic Fungi

More and more fungi are popping up everywhere. Maybe sulphur tuft on the right? Common inkcap on the left, although not really one you can eat as it reacts with alcohol up to 48 hours after drinking it. Looks nice though.

Lugs & Billy

Guess which one is which?

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Go Ape..... again!

My family came up to visit for a week and stayed with us at the campsite. It was a great week despite the awful wet weather. Any excuse for Will to do Go Ape, so here we are again. My screams are getting worse on the tarzen swing at the end though!

Saturday 15 August 2009


There are toads everywhere, especially on our Dusk Watch walks as it's been such a wet summer again! We're having to be really careful not to tread on any. Some people ask how to tell the difference between toads and frogs "If it's warty, and it can live to forty", then it's a toad. Generally toads have shorter necks, rounder faces and can hold more moisture in their skin so can live further away from water. They lay their spawn in chains too rather than clumps. You can't get a wart from a toad, but they do have poisonous glands behind their eyes so you should wash your hands afterwards - but don't hold them for long, if at all as they are cold blooded and our warm blooded hands are uncomfortable on their skin.

Here's a poor wee toad that a fox caught last night though, but the foxes have to eat too :-(