Tuesday, 28 July 2015

BSBI Recording Week in Mayo

Happy botanists at Lough Lannagh,
Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Image: M. Long
The Mayo Recording Week is now underway and first reports are coming in from Irish Officer Maria Long, who says:

"Successful (though soggy) day 1, easing ourselves into the Mayo BSBI recording week. We made two plant lists, both with over 150 species, and we didn't stray more than 600m from our accommodation! I'd call that a good result!"

Drosera intermedia
Image courtesy of J. Crellin
http://www.floralimages.co.uk/page.php?
taxon=drosera_intermedia,1
Last night, Maria added "The BSBI Mayo recording week continues apace, a small group enjoyed getting out on lovely intact bog, at Knockmoyle Nature Reserve near Bellacorrick, nice things seen included the rare oceanic aquatic Eriocaulon aquaticum, and all three Drosera species".

Let's hope that Maria and the team (I think 35 botanists have signed up for the Recording Week!) get lots more good records for Atlas 2020. And that the weather is kind to them!

You can follow Maria's daily bulletins from Mayo on the BSBI Ireland Facebook page here. You don't need a Facebook account to take a look at the page, although you can only leave a comment if you do have a Facebook account.