Brief report for 2018: Botanical Recording in Easter Ross v.c. 106
Report by County Recorder Brian Ballinger: Recording has continued and we have some recent records from all tetrads mainly within the vice-county, but species numbers are still low in some places. We also are still a bit short on species refinds in some hectads and this will receive attention in 2019. Once more I am very grateful for all the support I have received over what is often difficult terrain. Digitisation is nearly up to date and many records have been validated.
Together with Mary Dean I held a joint field meeting with the Botanical Society of Scotland at Strathpeffer, partly devoted to the urban area but also venturing elsewhere. There were also events with other groups including the Inverness Botany Group at Loch Glascarnoch. Further joint meetings are planned for 2019.
There have been some useful finds. Peter Wortham found a new site for Alopecurus magellanicus (Alpine Foxtail) at Furan Riabachan, the fourth record for the vice-county . There was also a fourth site for Hammarbya paludosa (Bog Orchid) at Moine Mor .
Pilularia globulifera (Pillwort) was found in another location in the tidal Kyle of Sutherland, nearer the sea than before.
Terry Easter recorded Pimpinella saxifraga (Burnet Saxifrage) by Geanies, the first recent record in the vice-county. There were three new locations for Sibbaldia procumbens (Sibbaldia) found by Peter Wortham and Diana Gilbert. Salix mysinites was found for the first time since 2000 by Diana Gilbert at Beinn Enaiglair.
*NEW* Three posters by Brian Ballinger were displayed at the 2020 Scottish Botanists' Conference:
5 Shaftesbury Park, Dundee, DD2 1LB
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- *NEW* Urban and rural flora in Easter Ross
- Railway Station Flora in Easter Ross 2001-2018
- Rare Plant Register 2019
- Article on VC106 recording strategy 2018
- VC106 Checklist 2017
- Winter recording
- Graveyard Flora of E. Ross
- The Lost Square NH97
- Flora of the Far North Railway Stations
- Epiphytes in Easter Ross
- Plants on walls in Easter Ross