This week Iolo has arrived in Scotland. He goes to Knapdale forest where he’s looking for beavers. At one time people would hunt beavers for their fur.
There hasn’t been beavers in Scotland since 400 years. But now a man called Paul Needham has bought the beavers back to the country. Paul has given home to twelve beavers from Norway on four Lochs in Scotland. These animals come out at night.
Iolo has travelled on a ferry across Loch Linnhe to the little village of Corran. There’s three pair of black guillemots living here in the bay. The black guillemot is a black and white bird with red legs.
Iolo goes to Loch Sunart to see a special oak tree. This tree gets a lot of rain so moss and fern grows on the tree.
Next Iolo travels to The Hebrides. Here the journey begins on a small Island called Beinn na Faoghla. There are a lot of birds living here, birds like the corncrake and the redshank.
Then Iolo goes to Stinky Bay. The bay has had this name because of the seaweed all over the beach. When the seaweed dries it smells. Iolo watches the eider ducks that live here.
On Uibhist a Tuath Island Iolo goes to a beach were there’s a special habitat called Macher. Here plants like red clovers and tricolour pansy grow.
It’s very hard to see otters. Iolo had to wait on the bank of Lochmaddy for three hours before seeing an otter.
After leaving The Hebrides Iolo goes back to the mainland to see a forest of Caledonia pine trees.
Then Iolo crosses the Pentland Firth to the Orkneys and Scapa Flow natural harbour. A lot of ships have been lying on this sea bed since the 1940s. Iolo and the team go under the water to see the wildlife that live here around the ships – animals like crabs and the flounder.