The Storr Part 1

Today I took a trip to the top of the Storr. I was going to head farther over to the NW but got stuck in a single 1 km square as it was so rich. I acquired some specimens for the RBGE DNA bar-coding project and after MUCH searching re-found Cerastium nigrescens (Arctic Mouse-ear), last recorded on the Trotternish Ridge twenty years ago. Its apparent absence has been giving the Trotternish Ridge SSSI an unfavourable report for many a year.

Cerastium nigescens -sadly no flowers.

Cerastium nigescens – sadly no flowers.

More in a day or two after a trip to Inverness for car & van services.

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