Summer on Skye-from the John Muir Trust
Field Notes: Summer monitoring on Skye.
Skye Conservation Officer of the John Muir Trust Cathryn Baillie reflects on a busy season of recording wildlife and habitats on the 'misty isle'.
'As well as being kept busy with huge numbers of visitors and making plans to help address some of the associated issues, summer is peak time for surveying and monitoring our land and wildlife.
This year I have continued to survey our wetland bird populations, our bumblebees and our bats, and have increased our species surveys to include breeding raptors. The datasets are fairly new so it is difficult to build a picture of any trends - but, compared to last year, everything seems to be faring well.'
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