There were butterflies galore today as we slowly worked our way westwards, clipping buckthorn and slashing nettles as we went, clearing the footpath for those that followed.
Alongside the peacocks and wall browns which were in abundance, 18 whimbrel flew past at close quarters between the atmospherically active sea and sky-scapes. while we lunched at Marine Villa rocks.
Berries are starting to ripen and with the wind and low pressure there was certainly a whiff of autumn in the air.
An enjoyable and productive outing, thanks to all again.
Summer reared its head for a brief moment today allowing the Friends of Yellowcraig a taste of summer as we cleared sea buckthorn branches where it was overgrowing the path.
Working at the closest point on land to Fidra we were treated to a delightful background soundtrack of seabird calls and song. There are few better places to be on days like that.
It is over ten years since the sea buckthorn that grew on the foredunes between the BBQ site and the beach in front of Archerfield were cleared by mulching machinery.
The dunes have since recovered magnificently with an array of wildflowers and invertebrates such as Cinnabar moth on display . It is also one of the best areas to catch a glimpse of a wall butterfly when they are on the wing.
Thanks to all who made it along and to Liz for the photos.