East Ross & Cromarty 25th May 2023
led by
Brian Ballinger, Mary Dean

This all-day meeting will be held jointly between the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI), the Botanical Society of Scotland (BSS) and the Inverness Botany Group. The day will be devoted to recording for the BSS Urban Flora Project and also to general BSBI recording. We will walk on mainly level footpaths, quiet roads and parkland and should only cover about two miles. Some of the walk will be by the shore with good views and we will also visit a cemetery and other habitats. If the tide is suitable, we may see both Zostera (Eelgrass) species. Ligusticum scoticum (Scots Lovage) is by the sea wall and Crassula tillaea (Mossy Stonecrop) is often on the gravelly paths. Dactylorhiza purpurella (Northern Marsh Orchid) may be in flower and Saxifraga granulata (Meadow Saxifrage) is known from here. We will also look out for other coastal species.

Meet: We will aim to start at 10:30 am and finish around mid-afternoon.