Enjoy Skye’s Wildlife, flora and fauna
The Isle of Skye is a nature lover’s paradise, with a rich variety of flora and fauna that attracts visitors from all over the world. From the soaring golden eagles to the tiny but colorful wildflowers, Skye’s natural beauty is a delight to behold.
One of the most popular wildlife sightings on Skye is the majestic sea eagle, with its wingspan of up to 2.5 meters. You can also spot other birds of prey such as buzzards, kestrels, and peregrine falcons. The island is also home to a variety of seabirds, including guillemots, razorbills, and puffins.
If you’re interested in marine life, Skye’s coastal waters are teeming with creatures including seals, dolphins, and porpoises. You may even catch a glimpse of the elusive otter, which can be spotted around the island’s rocky coastlines.
As for land animals, Skye has a diverse range of mammals such as red deer, Highland cows, and wild goats. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the elusive Scottish wildcat or pine marten, which are rare but still present on the island.
But it’s not just the animals that make Skye’s natural beauty so special. The island’s flora is equally breathtaking, with wildflowers and plants that paint the landscape in vibrant colors. In the spring, you’ll see primroses, bluebells, and daffodils blooming, while the summer brings heather and foxgloves. And in the autumn, the hillsides are ablaze with the golden hues of bracken and ferns.
Whether you’re a keen naturalist or simply enjoy being in the great outdoors, Skye’s wildlife, flora, and fauna will leave you in awe. So don’t forget your binoculars and camera when you visit this stunning island! We look forward to welcoming you to our Carbost holiday home.