Description: The Isle of Carna is a privately owned 600 acre island. Both the owner and the island’s caretaker/boatman are keen on wildlife and have kindly invited us to spend a night and a day on the island to catalogue as much wildlife as we can, in particular moths and butterflies.
A few people are travelling across to the island on Friday evening to set up moth traps. On Saturday morning the boat will bring across a maximum of 9 people to join those already on the island.
Organiser: BC Highland Branch
Target Species: Whatever we can find – there are limited moth and butterfly records for the island.
Time: 09.15am at Laga Bay to catch 09.30 boat.
Meeting place: Laga Bay, Ardnamurchan. This is where the boat will leave from. Grid ref NM 635610 (OS sheet 40 – Loch Shiel). It is a short boat trip from Laga Bay to the island.
If travelling via the Corran ferry, as soon as you come off the ferry turn left along the A861. Follow through Strontian to Salen. Here turn left onto the B8007 towards Glenborrodale. Laga Bay is 7 miles along this road. There will be signs and a parking area for Ardnamurchan Charters.
The alternative route from Fort William is to follow the A830 past Glenfinnan to Lochailort. Turn left to Acharacle (18 miles) and then on to Salen (a further 2 miles). Here turn onto the B8007 towards Glenborrodale. Laga Bay is 7 miles along this road. There will be signs and a parking area for Ardnamurchan Charters.
What’s needed: A packed lunch, stout footwear and midge repellent.
Any other information: Due to limited places, booking in advance is essential and it will be a case of first come first served.
Leader name: Pete Moore
- Pete MooreWork01479 872261 or 07866 578079.