Taraxacum training and recording workshop, Portpatrick, Wigtown Wigtownshire, Ayrshire 1st – 4th May 2020specialised
This is the eight successive long weekend dedicated to the genus Taraxacum, and the first in south-west Scotland. Compared with most of western Scotland, Wigton is poorly studied for Taraxacum, and recent work elsewhere in the far west suggests that interesting discoveries may await. Recent visits out of season suggest that good Erythrosperma and Obliqua species occur above strand-lines, while rich submontane habitats inland should harbour Naevosa and Celtica. It will be interesting to see if Irish specialities occur. Portpatrick has a range of places to eat and stay, but can be popular on holiday weekends. Stranraer, Lochans and Sandhead offer alternatives within 15 minutes by car. We have hired a room in a local hall as a centre and for evening studies, so there will be a levy of £20 to pay for facilities.