|Ruined landscape - spot the patchwork quilt of burnt areas|
|One of those Red Grouse in one of those burnt patches|
But 'They' will tell you that moorland is rarer than Tropical Rain Forest - which is true but so are golf course and urban areas as a world-wide habitat. They don't tell you of the awful cost their precious moorland comes at though. The thousands of incinerated animals during the burns,
|Adder - becoming increasingly scarce but often a victim of the burning|
the total lack of trees due to burning and sheep grazing - which should and could be present. See the pic below of a lone self-seeded conifer (OK so it's a weed that shouldn't be there but is growing quite nicely thank you) almost at the summit of the highest point in SW Scotland.
|Moss growing on Juniper|
|Red Deer numbers are artificially high due to lack of predators and winter feeding in some areas|
|Common Lizard on a mossy stump in a wet upland-fringe woodland|
Slovenian Bears. Can't wait to go!!!