Newly on the wing, the rare marsh fritillary butterfly. Pictured here on the Loch Gruinart reserve, enjoying the Islay sunshine as much as we are.

What's On...

Our weekly guided walks are well under way now, with the next one tomorrow morning (Thursday 7th June) at Loch Gruinart. You can find more information about these and other events on the RSPB websites reserves and events page -

The next event out with the reserve walks is the first of five Foraging walks with The Botanist's professional forager - James Donaldson on Thursday 21st June at 4pm. The walk costs £10 and spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Call: 01496 850505 or email: to book a space or for more information.