Bute Wildflower Walks

Welcome to Bute Wildflower Walks!   This site is a record of some of the wildflowers I have seen in the course of short walks on the Isle of Bute.  Each page shows the location of the walk, the date and a list of  the flowers recorded.   I also pick out a few highlights, perhaps arising from the time of year at which the walk was made.   Click on any of the photos to enlarge.

The species lists are primarily limited to wildflowers, though trees, grasses and other plants are sometimes included.  They are in no way intended to be exhaustive, reflecting as they do the time of year that the walk was made (and the limits of my botanical competence!).

My hope is that anyone visiting this little website will be encouraged to explore, or further explore, the wonderful floral richness to be found on this island.  The flowers can be enjoyed at any level, from one of just general interest to a more detailed approach.  Whatever the level, a wildflower identification book, however basic, will enable you to get that little bit more from your walk, and perhaps stimulate you to seek further knowledge.

Have fun and remember the well-known adage that species diversity always increases in good weather!!!