Cranesbill and grass, wildflower meadow, Newtonmore, Strathspey
The Wildcat Trail along the Spey riverbank at Newtonmore, is, in early summer, a beautiful native wildflower meadow. This is marginal land – of no agricultural value, prone to winter floods, so it has been left alone for nature to flourish, whilst still having some limited use by people. Areas like this are vital refuges for wildlife, from all kinds of insects, butterflies, bees, birds and upwards. I’m a fan of margins – out on the interesting edges where creative things happen, both in nature, and culturally. Its where new connections can happen.
“Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
– Leonardo da Vinci