Monday, April 22, 2013

Lochan Burn Wildlife

Spotted in the past few days....

Peacock butterfly on a stake near the Bothy at Strong Cleuch.

Badger just outside the fenceline on Barry Grain Rig.

Common Lizard...

Posted by James on 22/04 at 09:05 PM

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Today’s Planting Forecast

17th April- Wet with rainy spells, moderate gales to very windy

The planting conditions today were a bit wet and after being all too aware of the possibilities of an avalanche last week now we have to be aware of land slides.

Posted by James on 17/04 at 05:28 PM

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Avalanche now to be added to our Planting Risk Assessment.

This picture was taken a minute after the team experienced its first avalanche whilst planting. After weeks of not being able to access Lochan Burn, we finally managed to get things underway again. The severe weather at this altitude left a noticable build up of snow on the crag face above us on Hartfell Shoulder, so what happened on the 12th April, 3rd day back, was always a remote possibility. Whilst the slipping snow did not descend far enough to reach the planting line, it loosened rocks that bounced their way down the slope and they did reach the edge stakes!


Posted by James on 14/04 at 09:46 PM
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