2022 County Report for West Donegal

Ralph Sheppard

I’m afraid that, for various reasons, my contribution to BSBI this year has been minimal - see notable finds entry.

Cephalanthera longifolia (Narrow-leaved Helleborine)

The most notable find was that a colony of Cephalanthera longifolia (Narrow-leaved Helleborine) which I survey every year had a bumper season, with 73 flowering plants. Better still, another site at about 500m distance had 64 flowering stems.  Although checking this second site most years, I had found nothing since I discovered two flowering stems there in 1996.