Ardvasar & Tokavaig

On Thursday J & J and I spent some time near the shore at Ardvasar looking at saltmarsh and coastal plants.  We were entertained for quite a while by two otters in the sea, which was an added bonus.

In the afternoon we went to the Tokavaig area to try to find an old record for Sparganum erectum (Branched Bur-reed) without success. There were toads and dragonflies in a mire including this newly emergent Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii):

Cordulegaster boltonii

We reached the ruined castle at Dun Scaich but had basically run out of time if I was to to catch the last ferry home and we didn’t spot the Erodium cicutarium (Common Stork’s-bill) or Catabrosa aquatica (Whorl-grass) that I had hoped to – another visit required. However, in our brief visit we raised the number of species recorded from this partial tetrad from 5 to 78.

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