BSBI field meetings and events are planned for 2022, subject to Government guidance specific to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: this must be followed, including social distancing, other Covid-19 prevention measures and more general safe practices. BSBI Guidance is available here. For further information contact your County Recorder(s).
- high mountains, including two summits over 3,000ft
- lots of coastline on the northern shore of the Firth of Clyde
- the western shore and many of the islands of Loch Lomond
- open moorland, small towns, and urban and industrial areas
vc99 summary 2021
Since the launch of our new network, 50 people have joined the mailing list, many of whom have taken an active part in fieldwork. In a wide-ranging and varied programme of outings, supported by independent recording work by a number of experienced individuals, we have achieved good data for 83 monads in the first year.
This has included 31 monads with no previous record and 11 monads where all existing species records have been re-found. Highlights have included finding a huge colony of Botrychium lunaria (Moonwort) above a stream on the southern flank of Ben Vane, and a significant number of new vice-county records, including Abutilon theophrasti (Velvetleaf) in Helensburgh, Calamagrostis epigejos (Wood Small-reed) on Douglas Muir and in Drumchapel, and Helminthotheca echioides (Bristly Oxtongue) in Clydebank.
Michael Philip, January 2022
The County Recorder is Michael Philip,
Willow Cottage, 3 Marlage, Larkhall, Lanarkshire ML9 3DJ
County Recorder's report
Read the 2021 report.
Our programme of Dunbartonshire outings for 2022 can be found here *UPDATED*
Everyone interested is welcome.
Records of plants are welcome (at 1km resolution, please - and higher, preferably 8-figure GR, for uncommon species) plus any notes, images or queries.