Saturday, 27 July 2013

Botanising in the Outer Hebrides: Part Two.  

We are now on Eriskay (where we have an internet connection - hurrah!)The machair is looking fabulous in the sunshine and only the local corncrake and the mountain of specimens to process are keeping us awake at night. Fortunately, our VC Recorder Paul Smith has the stamina of a marathon runner, the agility of a mountain goat and the patience of a saint so we are hitting those tetrads and recording those sub-species. Pity the poor referees - Paul is sending off lots of specimens of the most difficult taxa, so they can be checked by BSBI's botanical experts.