2020 County Report for Midlothian
Barbara Sumner4815 records were entered into MapMate and more 2020 records are expected. Thanks to all recorders and determiners. Lockdown for COVID-19 restricted recorders to their home patches, thereby giving opportunities for local projects. Street weeds flourished and were recorded in detail, e. g. in Melville Street and streets in south Edinburgh and Penicuik. The Rare Plant Register for Midlothian was updated in 2020 and a second edition produced. To view the new RPR follow the link from the Midlothian webpage of the BSBI website (https://bsbi.org/midlothian). The VC recorder represented the BSBI on steering groups for Local Biodiversity Sites, and for the Edinburgh LBAP.