2020 County Report for Angus

Mark Tulley, Robin Payne, The Loizou

Very little recording was done, but we are grateful to all contributors and especially two stalwarts – John Edgington and Anne Burgess - for their continuing contributions during the year. The VC90 Recorder team has been working with Angus Council, as part of a wider Tayside initiative, to identify and schedule an updated set of Local Nature Conservation Sites (LCNS). A considerable amount of survey work and analysis to develop a list of candidate sites was carried out by Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) teams in the mid-1990s . The SWT work is being reviewed and will guide new targeted fieldwork which, delayed by Covid-19 in 2020, will hopefully progress in 2021 and lead to the most valuable sites gaining LCNS status in the planning process. Andy Amphlett has been a great help in sorting out some of our dubious records.  He has meticulously been searching through the records for VC 90 and other VCs and his assistance has been invaluable. We can confirm that the rare and possibly overlooked Lycopodium lagopus (Hare’s-foot Clubmoss) is present in Upland Angus.  Only one site is known but it is hoped that others will be found in the future.

Lycopodium lagopus (Hare’s-foot Clubmoss)

We can confirm that the rare and possibly overlooked Lycopodium lagopus (Hare’s-foot Clubmoss) is present in Upland Angus.  Only one site is known but it is hoped that others will be found in the future. It was first noted in 2012 and has now been confirmed.