2021 County Report for Berwickshire

Robin Cowe

This year started with the New Year Plant Hunt, giving excellent numbers of blooms trying their best to put on a show.

Fieldwork was mostly centred around Greenlaw, but unlike last year there were forays further afield to more glamorous locations.

Greenlaw dean and its surroundings were looked at and surveyed for a fantastic population of Genista anglica (Petty Whin)

I also did a little work at Drone moss looking at the population of Trollius europaeus (Globeflower)

I exchanged records with The Wildlife Information Centre and helped Butterfly Conservation with Helianthemum nummularium (Common Rock-rose) records for Northern Brown Argus. 

 A good number of travelling botanists and locals combined to give as nearly two thousand five hundred records for the year all over Berwickshire.

Gnaphalium luteoalbum

Gnaphalium luteoalbum (Jersey Cudweed) – a new county record – on a midden just outside Foulden with Galinsoga quadriradiata (Shaggy soldier), Conyza canadensis (Canadian fleabane) and Chenopodium rubrum (Red goosefoot)