Varied Habitats

 

Shelter from the wind if often a primary concern for many birds and animals living in exposed environments, despite having to feed for long periods you will often find creatures taking refuge from the wind at times, particularly to sleep and rest, conserving body heat is important when temperatures drop even if you have a downy coat of feathers or a woolly fleece.

 

 

 

 

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Machair

Machair refers to the fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides. Although often exposed to the weather the sand dune pasture is typically very fertile and often cultivated by local crofters, the fertility comes from the very high sea shell sand content of the soil. The machair is a unique but very fragile ecosystem, it provides an environment for rare carpet flowers along with a very diverse bird and insect population. The environment comes under pressure from the elements where storm conditions can cause erosion, and from leisure activities on adjacent beaches where the typical high sea shell sand provides some of the most attractive white sand beaches found anywhere in the world.

 

This photograph was taken on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides in the summer when the carpet of flowers is spectacular.

Machair refers to the fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides. Although often exposed to the weather the sand dune pasture is typically very fertile and often cultivated by local crofters, the fertility comes from the very high sea shell sand content of the soil. The machair is a unique but very fragile ecosystem, it provides an environment for rare carpet flowers along with a very diverse bird and insect population. The environment comes under pressure from the elements where storm conditions can cause erosion, and from leisure activities on adjacent beaches where the typical high sea shell sand provides some of the most attractive white sand beaches found anywhere in the world.

 

This photograph was taken on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides in the summer when the carpet of flowers is spectacular.

 

Machair refers to the fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides. Although often exposed to the weather the sand dune pasture is typically very fertile and often cultivated by local crofters, the fertility comes from the very high sea shell sand content of the soil. The machair is a unique but very fragile ecosystem, it provides an environment for rare carpet flowers along with a very diverse bird and insect population. The environment comes under pressure from the elements where storm conditions can cause erosion, and from leisure activities on adjacent beaches where the typical high sea shell sand provides some of the most attractive white sand beaches found anywhere in the world.

 

This photograph was taken on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides in the summer when the carpet of flowers is spectacular.

 

Machair refers to the fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides. Although often exposed to the weather the sand dune pasture is typically very fertile and often cultivated by local crofters, the fertility comes from the very high sea shell sand content of the soil. The machair is a unique but very fragile ecosystem, it provides an environment for rare carpet flowers along with a very diverse bird and insect population. The environment comes under pressure from the elements where storm conditions can cause erosion, and from leisure activities on adjacent beaches where the typical high sea shell sand provides some of the most attractive white sand beaches found anywhere in the world.

 

This photograph was taken on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides in the summer when the carpet of flowers is spectacular.

Machair refers to the fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland, in particular the Outer Hebrides. Although often exposed to the weather the sand dune pasture is typically very fertile and often cultivated by local crofters, the fertility comes from the very high sea shell sand content of the soil. The machair is a unique but very fragile ecosystem, it provides an environment for rare carpet flowers along with a very diverse bird and insect population. The environment comes under pressure from the elements where storm conditions can cause erosion, and from leisure activities on adjacent beaches where the typical high sea shell sand provides some of the most attractive white sand beaches found anywhere in the world.

 

This photograph was taken on the island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides in the summer when the carpet of flowers is spectacular

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