The East Coast of Raasay

It is a long time since I have walked the coastal path along Raasay’s east coast between Brochel and Fearns. I didn’t do it all yesterday, but did get into five 1 km squares in NG54 and added 38 new 1 km square records covering 28 species.

Before I had got out of my vehicle I noticed a new site for Vulpia bromoides (Squirreltail Fescue), an uncommon grass locally that doesn’t often appear in the same place two years running. This was in the parking area for the walk to Screapadal.

The best addition was of Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime) to NG54,

Old Wych Elm near Screapadal

Old Wych Elm near Screapadal

Just coming into flower:

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This looks like the slime mould Lycogala terrestre – awaiting confirmation. Thanks Ro (see comments).

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3 Responses to “The East Coast of Raasay”

  1. Ro Scott Says:

    Are they puff balls, or are they a slime mould???

  2. Stephen Says:

    Well I don’t know! Will investigate that possibility.

  3. Stephen Says:

    Ah ha! I think you are right – probably Lycogala terrestre…. Well done! Will check with Bruce Ing.

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