Suarbie etc.

I visited Suarbie near Maligar in Trotternish today. The day was neither as dry or as calm as had been forecast and the plants of tetrad NG46S were not that inspiring. The only previous records for the tetrad were of 11 species found in an unnamed loch in NG4664 by the NCC Scottish Loch Survey in 1989. All those species are still there.

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Unnamed loch in NG4664

I also toured part of NG46R to the south and slipped into NG46L (the Beinn Edra tetrad) as well as adding 16 to NG46X from where I parked at Maligar.

As an indicator of there being limited excitement, I only took detailed gird references for three species in NG46S: Eriophorum latifolium (Broad-leaved Cottongrass), Glyceria declinata (Small Sweet-grass) and Neottia cordata (Lesser Twayblade).

 

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2 Responses to “Suarbie etc.”

  1. Terry Swainbank Says:

    Neottia cordata is always a justification.

  2. Stephen Says:

    Only leaves, though.

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