Bee on willow catkin in Northwest Mull. Photo: John Sawyer.
Most visitors to Mull that are interested in wildlife will be obsessed with the charasmatic mega-fauna and flora. There is, however, a group of species that is easily the most abundant in terms of species and numbers of individuals.
Mull's invertebrates may be seen day and night and may be beautiful or a terrible nuisance. From midges to Scotch Argus to native bees the invertebrates of Mull are one of the most important elements of a truly function ecosystem. Whether Albert Einstein said it or not, the quote that "if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live" has been used as a catalyst for activities to conserve and promote these fantastic pollinators. It is worthwhile taking time to learn more about the role of invertebrates on Mull.
This page last updated on 14 Jul 2014