Scotch Argus

biogeographical work by Kate Foster

I sailed on a boat called ‘Stellaria’ from the Clyde to Arisaig in May 2005, taking with me a specimen box containing insects I might find, a textbook on waves, and a work by Richard Maxfield – “Sine Music” about butterflies encountered on an ocean. Each dated from the 1950s, were made with now-outmoded technology. On 29 August, 2005, the Herald reported “The Scotch Argus is one of four northern species which experts believe may be moving uphill and northwards in an effort to escape rising temperatures in its normal habitat.”

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Sand dune


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