East Ross & Cromarty 23rd June 2022
recording general
led by
Brian Ballinger, Mary Dean

A joint meeting with BSS and Inverness Botany Group

This is an all-day meeting devoted to the urban flora of Alness and probably also the flora of the immediately surrounding area. We will be recording for the Urban Flora Project of the Botanical Society of Scotland and also the BSBI. We will also be enjoying the wild flowers and other wildlife of the area. Alness is a small town in Easter Ross, near the Cromarty Firth and bisected by the Alness or Averon river. We will visit habitats in the town and along the river. Alness was the first recent location in Easter Ross for Sherardia arvensis (Wild Madder), so rare in the north. We may also see Goodyera repens (Creeping Lady’s-tresses), quite a widespread species in the area, bur rare elsewhere. We should be mainly on good paths, with perhaps a short uphill section and we will cover about 3 miles.