Mull

Just back from Mull where I went on my annual visit to help the local BSBI Vice-county Recorder with her tetrad recording for a new Flora of Mull in due course.

We found a new site for Dryas octopetala (Mountain Avens) which is rare on Mull, the second Mull site for Dactylorhiza lapponica (Lapland Marsh-orchid), to use the now superseded names, some very fine Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Oak Fern) and Pseudorchis albida (Small-white Orchid).

Another good find was Carex vesicaria  (Bladder-sedge) which is rare on Mull (and unknown on Skye in recent times).

We also watched a white-tailed eagle being harried by a peregrine falcon, which looked tiny alongside the flying barn door.

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