|Ox-eye daisy: Erica Hollis|
Erica Hollis was out in Aberdeenshire and found 7 spp. in flower, including Gorse and Ox-eye Daisy.
Jonathan Mortin found 6 spp. in Derbyshire, again including Gorse, which Martin Jeffree also found in Ashdown Forest, Sussex.
Alyson Freeman was out in Northants where she found Herb-Robert Geranium robertianum and notes "this was under snow yesterday - always a survivor!"
|Gorse: Jonathan Mortin|
|Herb-Robert: Alyson Freeman|
Tim went on to shine though - while his pre-recorded interview was going out on Radio Wales, he and Ceri were out recording in Cardiff.
Now please don't get disheartened when you hear how some of our most experienced field botanists got on. They are extremely skilled and have benefited from years of BSBI membership which helped them achieve these amazing results:
|Musk Mallow: Tim Rich|
62 species in flower in West Sussex! Last year's top score was 66 and Dawn and friend opted to "stop the clock" this year for a cosy pub lunch and then they completed their 3 hours.
I know Dawn got a new iPad for Christmas so there may be some nice photos in the offing ;-) Congratulations on her excellent 62 species which were only eclipsed by...
|Aethusa cynapium: Tim Rich|
So - what did Sarah & co find? Or Ryan Clark, assisting Tim with collating records this year but also planning to get out into the field to see what's in flower? And what will be recorded before the Hunt ends at dusk on Sunday? Watch this space!