Flora and Fauna on Mull

Peacock Butterfly

Peacock Butterfly

The garden at Kilninian Schoolhouse is a haven for wildlife and the countryside around provides a diverse mix of habitats, from the sea shore to the hill summits.

The surrounding farmland is grazed by Scottish Blackface sheep and the distinctive Highland cattle.

If you are patient and lucky you could see a Golden Eagle from the window or a short walk to the beach could reward you with a sight of the Otters.

Wildlife discoveries

Tostary Beach, just down from Kilninian Schoolhouse, has yielded several finds, washed in on the prevailing currents, including a dead Triggerfish ( a fish found normally living in much warmer waters than the West coast of Scotland). For more info go to:- www.glaucus.org.uk

and

A dead Cuviers Beaked Whale ( another warm water species). For more info on the Cuviers Beaked Whale and whale species you can see off the Mull coast go to:-

www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk