Raasay’s Saltmarsh Plants Again, etc.

My contribution to the Raasay Community Newsletter for December is a second look at saltmarsh plants. It is available through a link on the Recording and Resources page of my website.

My talk at the Scottish Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland and the Botanical Society of Scotland was entitled  A year in the life of a Scottish Recorder and the slides are available via the link – though they are of limited use without the accompanying ad hoc chatter.

I quite liked the following two diagrams together. The first shows daylight hours in Portree in 2015:

daylength

The second shows records per month for VC 104 in 2015:

2015-records-by-month

Quite apart from the unsurprising correlation between the two (with perhaps a slight lag in records to allow for growth in the plants), this means 3 plant records were made in VC104 for every daylight hour of 2015 (13,715 records/4504 hours). One member of my audience said that just listening to my talk made him feel tired.

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2 Responses to “Raasay’s Saltmarsh Plants Again, etc.”

  1. Terry Swainbank Says:

    Interesting presentation; no hint of tiredness

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