2022 County Report for West Lothian

Jay Mackinnon

iRecord has been a great source of interesting records: I am checking and validating in iRecord (finders sometimes upload photos which help confirm identity), then the next task will be to import these records to the DDB. Nice finds via this route include a new hectad record for Verbascum nigrum (Dark Mullein) and the second record of Lathyrus nissolia (Grass Vetchling) for the county. There are other records even more exciting but these will require field verification.

Thank you to everyone sharing their records, whether directly to me or via iRecord.

For family reasons I haven't done so much field recording myself this year and local botany group The Foliage Fraternity has had a hiatus.