Oran Uisge- Nature Reserve

Òran Uisge (Gaelic for song of water) is a wildlife Reserve which runs along the banks of the river Roskhill. The reserve is part of the original croft, now owned by Sue and Warren. The croft, Number 1 Roskhill has not been grazed by livestock for over 20 years.

The meadow has over 50 varieties of wildflower, which first appear in May right through to late September. These range from a sea of bluebells in May, three types of orchid in June and July and meadowsweet and valarian in late summer. The scents from the flowers can be intoxicating and can lift your spirits.

     I enjoy writing this blog because, I am passionate about nature. I would like to inspire others to love nature too. The love of nature is a wonderful gift that, gives you free pleasure for your entire life. It is vital that we all look after the natural world in our own environments and therefore look after our future.

Favourite quote

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere”

Van Gogh

February 4

Happy New Year 2019

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MacLeods table and Loch Dunvegan

   We have made a bench for the top of the Roskhill lane. We will put it in place in April. We can see views of the MacLeods Tables and Loch Bracadale. If we look to the north in the winter we will see the northern lights.

Great British Bird Count 2019 

Birds seen visiting the bird table today within a one hour period.

3 Blackbirds, 2 Blue tits, 1 Great tit, 2 Coal tits, 2 Dunnocks, 3 Robins, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Green finches, 3 Siskins, 1 Hooded Crow (visited the garden, not feeders), 6 Sparrows, 1 Starling, 1 Common Redpol, 4 Chaffinches.

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January 29

We went for a wonderful walk today, along the side of  Loch Dunvegan. The sun was setting at 4.40pm. The sky was full of colours.

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Loch Dunvegan

January 30

Heavy snowfall overnight, a total contrast from yesterday. Fantastic morning for taking photographs.

Winter Morning

The sun shines in an azure sky

lighting sparkles as the minutes pass by

Bright and crisp, clear and pure

A beautiful vision with great allure

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Views from the top of Roskhill lane

  • MacLeods Table
  • Dunshee
  • Snow covered Fir branches