Conon Bridge

East Ross & Cromarty 6th June 2019
recording general
led by
Brian Ballinger and Mary Dean

This is a joint meeting with the Botanical Society of Scotland which will contribute to the BSBI Atlas and also to the BSS urban flora project.

Conon Bridge is a village lying at the outflow of the River Conon into the Cromarty Firth. We are likely to explore three areas in particular, firstly the footpath along the urban edge to the railway station and then upstream along the wooded bank of the River Conon. Finally we would follow the path downstream onto the periodically flooded island. The paths are generally level although may be damp in places.

We would be searching in particular for species not refound since 2000 and also review the unusual aliens on the island such as Rudbeckia laciniata (Coneflower) and Physocarpus opulifolius (Ninebark).