Wildlife in the area
An array of wildlife can be found in the local area. Seals, otters, occasionally bottlenose dolphins, roe deer and more recently red deer can all be seen. Red squirrels are often seen and can be found at Kilmarie Chapel and surrounding woods.
Birds such as buzzards, oyster catchers, herons, gannets, golden eagles and the majestic sea eagles flying overhead are often seen in the surrounding area.
The Sound of Jura is part of a Marine Protected Area which supports an impressive range of birds and mammals including the endangered flapper skate. In May 2019, in conjunction with local environmental groups, the Argyll Coast and Islands has become the first Mission Blue Hope Spot in the UK. This is for greater understanding and protection of the marine environment.
Marsh Fritillary Butterfly
Having been identified as one of the best sites in Scotland for Marsh Fritillary Butterfly; the farm is now being managed to enhance and protect habitat for endangered butterflies and moths. The farm is also a haven for wildflowers with orchids, thrift, devil’s bit scabious, eyebright, bluebells and primroses.
“What a wonderful place to stay.
Great walking and wildlife… and a very cosy cottage to come back to.”