Other Botanists’ Efforts. I have been a bit remiss in reporting here what other folks have found recently, so in no particular order:

At the beginning of June Ian spent five days walking the Cuillin covering over 65 km with 5000 m of ascent, and on the way recorded and/or photographed plants. He made very helpful improvements to the records of several tetrads.


Saxifraga stellaris (Starry Saxifrage)         Photo: I Moir

Jean and Keith found a new site for Spergularia rubra (Sand Spurrey) on a forestry track:


Spergularia rubra (Sand Spurrey) Photo J & K Sadler

Martin has been filling in missing species in the Quiraing area and  finding sites for Arabidopsis petraea (Northern Rock-cress), Neottia cordata (Lesser Twayblade) and Salix herbacea (Dwarf Willow).


Salix herbacea (Dwarf Willow)        Photo M . Perry

Steve has been beavering away as usual and re-found a 1967 site for Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern):

Osmunda ST 201806

Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern) Photo S. Terry

and a second Sleat site for Ammophila arenaria (Marram). This makes only the third recent record for Skye, the second being not too far away found in 2013.

Jan gave me a report on how the Cephalanthera longifolia (Narrow-leaved Helleborine) was doing in her wood – well, but not helped by the recent drought.

Janes has been visiting various sites after photographs for his forthcoming fern book and has thus refreshed earlier records for Lycopodiella inundata (Marsh Clubmoss) and Ophioglossum azoricum (Small Adder’s-tongue).

Ophioglossum azoricum (Small Adder's-tongue) JM

Ophioglossum azoricum (Small Adder’s-tongue)        Photo J. Merryweather

Seth is of course recording anything and everything at Uig.

Apologies to anyone I have missed out! Apply here for full refund.

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