Catch-up Time

Bill & Deirdre have another new site for Lepidium heterophyllum (Smith’s Peppérwort), this time in a new 10 km square near Eynort.

On Saturday Linda showed me her Lamium album (White Dead-nettle) and Rubus lacianatus  (Cut-leaf Bramble) at Ulllinish.  We had a look at local ferns and a site covered in orchids with especially large numbers of Platanthera chlorantha (Greater Butterfly-orchid) which appears destined to be built on.

Building Site?

Building Site?

Later I gave a talk on Raasay to the British Bryological Society Summer Meeting which is on Raasay this week.  This seemed to go OK and I am hopeful that they may make records for “honorary bryophytes” like Hymenophyllum tunbrigense (Tunbridge Filmy-fern). I also asked them to keep an eye out for Asplenium septentionale (Forked Spleenwort) and Lycopodiella inundata (Marsh Clubmoss), both last recorded here in the 1930s, but more in hope than expectation.

One early arrival (Gordon) had already found Botrychium lunaria (Moonwort) and Carex pauciflora (Few-flowered Sedge).

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