This woody shrub stood about three metres high. Not sure whether this species is native this far north, or whether this is a garden escape, naturalised here.
This woody shrub stood about 140 cm high and was in bloom and in berry.
Seen on an old drystone wall at the edge of the wood. The total wingspan is about four cm.
Several of these large ferns were seen growing wild. Their frond height was about two metres.
This raspberry shrub was growing in the wild and in fruit.
This specimen was seen crawling in a belfast sink in the indoors.
This bedstraw was a weak climbing specimen that had a grooved square stem and leaves five, six or seven to a whorl, with minute white flowers. The length of the stems was about 170 cm.
This winged insect was seen nectaring on a woody shrub, which i think is a Japanese spurge.
This viciously thorny shrub may take the prize for the thorniest woody shrub in Scotland. Its height is about 150 cm and the long arching canes are armed with robust thorns.
Seen nectaring on a sunny day.
The subject of this observation is the moth resting upon a laurel leaf.
Seen growing as a woody shrub tree.
Seen at a nut feeder.
Seen in an interior setting.
This species was seen in profuse bloom in a sizable clump.
Seen in bloom in a chiefly gorse dominated environment.
Seen growing in a grassy ruderal area.
Seen growing in an old rock wall. Fronds are about eighteen cm long.
Seen in bloom, likely naturalised, not far from the coast.
Seen at the lower backshore above the intertidal zone, growing in sandy soil. This grass is a major element of dunes stabilisation in Scotland.
This one half of a bivalve shell was seen washed up into the intertidal zone of a mostly sandy strand.
This mossy looking specimen as attached to an intertidal rock. It seems most likely an alga.
This large seaweed was seen in the intertidal zone. It measures about sixty cm long.
Seen on a mixed sand and shingle beach in the intertidal zone.
Seen at the upper intertidal zone on a sandy strand somewhat north of the village of Cromarty. The subject of this observation is the bivalve not the seaweed.
Seen along a rugged rocky part of the shoreline, observed from the platform of a very small boat.
Seen along the rocky shoreline of Cromarty Firth, from a small boat.
Seen at some distance flying over the Cromarty Firth. I was in a small boat in the firth at the time of observation. Apologies for the poor shot, but i am curious to get some insight on the large wingspan bird.
Seen swimming in the quiet marine harbour in the village of Cromarty.