The Silver Birch of Mount Etna

It is very rare you get Silver Birch as far south as Sicily but on Mount Etna, at least the east side between about 1000m and 1500m, they are all over the place. They wouldn’t normally survive the hot summers in Sicily, but have managed by adapting to their environment. The bark on the trees is …

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Ardcastle Woodland Walk

These are all images taken from a woodland walk in the Ardcastle wood just outside Lochgilphead. Ardcastle is an interesting wood bordering Loch Fyne. The path takes you through the wood and along the coast of the Loch, eventually reaching the ruins of St. Brides chapel and its ancient burial ground. The wood consists of …

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