I did this drawing as an illustration for an article about western hazelwoods in the French botanical magazine La Garance Voyageuse. This hazel woodland is on the island of Seil, just of the Argyll coast between Oban and Lochgilphead. It is a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve and is very notable for lichens (lots of species including some rarities; lichen flora of international significance!) and also good for mosses and liverworts. The orange lichen-like things on the mossy hazel stem in the middle of the picture are patches of a rare fungus called hazel gloves (Hypocreopsis rhododendri).
Details: Coloured pencil; 2015; 59 cm x 42 cm. Unframed: original £400; print £60.
Included in the gallery Trees 1