Here's a selection of images from our Aigas course in June 2016. Taking them clockwise through 360 degrees:
1. Northern marsh orchids.
2. Common lizard, a very pregnant female.
3. Whinchat, one of the highlight birds of our week.
4. The dining hall at Aigas, no better place to start our days and end our evenings.
5. Ptarmigans ... well next year!
6. Vestal cuckoo bee in Lucy's wonderful gardens at Aigas.
7. I just love these lichen formations that look like maps of a mythical landscape.
8. Bluebells with the odd misfit.
9. A 250-year-old goat willow, a neighbour of Aigas whom we'll definitely visit again in 2017.
10. The bottlenosed dolphins in the Moray Firth including Moonlight and her calf.
11. Buff-tip moth one of the typical species caught during our mothing sessions.
12. Phil (just!), Myra, Richard and Marianne getting to grips with the finer points of mothing.
Why don't you join me next year. It promises to be enormous fun.
© Mark Cocker 2013