Glenshee & The Cairnwell East Perthshire, South Aberdeenshire 25th July 2020general
The slopes above the ski car park comprise a mosaic of heathland and grassland with both acid and basic flushes, so we expect to find a diverse range of upland plants including attractive species such as such as Coeloglossum viride (Frog Orchid), Thalictrum alpinum (Alpine Meadow-rue) and Tofieldia pusilla (Scottish Asphodel). In addition, we will look for some taxa of more restricted distribution, notably the newly recognised species Trichophorum cespitosum s.s. (Northern Deergrass) and Botrychium nordicum (Nordic Moonwort). For those who wish to challenge their taxonomic skills even further, this is an opportunity to compare and contrast several different species of Alchemilla (Lady’s-mantle). Meet 10.30 a.m. at NO14157755 (car park East of A93 just north of the county boundary) equipped for a day in the hills. No dogs please.
Contact David Elston email@example.com if you intend to come in case of any change in arrangements, weather related or otherwise.