Loch Leathan

The delayed SWT trip to Loch Leathan took place yesterday and as soon as we were out of the car we spotted a new site for the locally uncommon Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell or Scottish Bluebell):

Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia

There were various pondweeds in the loch and some interesting potential Equisetum hybrids to look at. Parnassia palustris (Grass-of-Parnassus) was around the loch in good numbers:

Parnassia palustris

Parnassia palustris

We found lots of dead Three-spined Sticklebacks in the loch.  They seem unlikely bait and in any case the loch is fly-fishing only, so assuming that they belong there (and they have been recorded there in the past) the mystery is why there were so many dead ones.

Three-spined stickleback

Three-spined stickleback

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One Response to “Loch Leathan”

  1. Catch-up | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] Campanula rotundifolia (Harebell) found on the SWT walk was tetraploid so the Scottish ploidy map now looks like […]

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