I have wanted to see the machair in flower for years, but had never been in the right place at the right time until last week on North Uist, specifically at Balranald Nature Reserve run by the RSPB and the crofters of the area.
(I am having difficulty creating links, and text to go with the photos so am just posting this anyway and will work on it......)
It was a joy to walk through fields of wild flowers.
Many are familiar, but the wild carrot, sea pansies, the little erodium (stork's bill, relative of the geranium) and many hybrid orchids were a special delight.
I had planned a much longer post on this special habitat but Weebly is playing up today and deleting things as fast as I can type them!!!