Help and FAQs
Sedum acre (Biting stonecrop). Photo: John Sawyer.
For more information about Mull the following websites may be useful:
The Isle of Mull - Website for visitors
Isle of Mull - Wikipedia
Frequently asked questions:
How many plants live on Mull?
There are more than 800 vascular plant species including 33 speces of fern (684 native and 171 naturalised), approximately 700 species of lichen, 571 liverworts and mosses and 247 marine algae (seaweeds). That makes a total of 2,388 species of plant. Fungi are not plants but there have been more than 2,000 species recorded on Mull.
How many birds have Been seen on Mull?
Approximately 261 bird species have been recorded from Mull. This includes species that migrate to Mull for the summer months, that migrate for the winter, that are vagrant and occasionally travel across to Mull and a large number that live on the island year-round.
Where is the best place to see otters?
If you have not seen an otter by now then you should keep your eyes open, spend more time at the coast or join one of the many wildlife tours that are run on Mull.
Where do I go to see sea eagles?
The best option is to join the Mull Eagle Watch team at Glen Seilisdeir (SatNav PA69 6ET; Grid Ref: NM481303). Although, as for the otters, if you know your birds the chances are high that you will sea one or two as you travel round the island.
Is Tobermory really a Womble?
Yes, Tobermory is a Womble and probably the coolest. He is second in command to Uncle Bulgaria in the burrow. The Womble motto is "Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish". And yes, he was named after Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. For more information about Wombles click here.
This page last updated on 15 Jun 2015