2021 County Report for Outer Hebrides
Paul A Smith
A planned boat-based field meeting was cancelled for the second year in a row when restrictions did not allow (and is now scheduled for 2023 instead). But various visitors took advantage of holidays in the UK to visit, and there was a particularly impressive clutch of orchid records from Phil Smith, including many Dactylorhiza hybrids (duly confirmed by Richard Bateman).
The VCR managed a short spring visit and a shorter than usual summer visit (no house party this year), but managed to cover some further under-recorded areas, continuing progress towards a tetrad flora. And as usual, it generated some interesting records in unexpected places. 2500 records were added in 2021, which is the lowest total this century. Must do better in 2022!