I wrote briefly about the treasure that is Machair in my last holiday post about our trip to the Outer Hebrides. Here is a wonderful short video which highlights perfectly the beauty of this landscape.
It is sad to know that such an important ecology is under threat, as is the case with so many different parts of the world. Let’s hope that, through individual action and attention, we can somehow shift the balance in support of these irreplaceable areas.
Hub and I will definitely be returning to the Western Isles and are planning to visit next time in the spring so that we can see the Machair in full bloom. We managed to spot many species of wading birds this time round, but were too late in the year for the corncrake and arctic terns, so are looking forward to catching them when we are next out there. 🙂