2020 County Report for East Perthshire
I only made 971 records, concentrating more on trying to get to grips with certain groups than with recording. The glorious, traffic-free spring lock-down was a great chance to look at dandelions on some local road verges that are normally a bit risky, and some progress was made. The vc list now stands at about 116 microspecies, but we know that there a lot more out there. In the summer I spent some time among the Alchemillas, adding A. glomerulans sites and discovering how abundant A. xanthochlora can be in the uplands. I met Mark Lynes at the Cairnwell to see his A. sciura site just over the boundary in vc92, but haven't yet made a confirmed record in vc89. (120). I made it up to Fealar on 9 Aug to check on the Saxifraga hirculus, and found that I was about a week too early. Nevertheless I counted 284 either in flower or bud, remarkable really in view of the close proximity of a herd of 530 deer.