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Botany Group

by U3A Botany Group - 17:45 on 17 September 2015

Orkney U3A Botany Group                                                                 15th September 2015

The car park at ‘Happy Valley’ was the meeting point for an afternoon’s exploration of Russa Dale.  Doubts about there being much of botanical interest this late in the season were dispelled as soon as we reached the, at times, muddy track leading up Russa Dale.  As we wandered up to the disused quarry we found:

Devil’s bit scabious, Meadowsweet, Ragwort sp. Red clover, Yellow rattle, Meadow vetchling, Rugosa rose, Field buttercup, Dock sp., Angelica, Ribwort plantain, Tormentil, Common cat’s ear, Woodrush, Bell heather, Ling, Marsh willow herb, Ragged robin, Hogweed, Sneezewort, Silverweed, Water avens, ,Selfheal, Creeping willow, Dog rose, Hard fern, Horsetail sp., Common valerian, Daisy, Marsh marigold, Bogbean, Forget-me-not sp., Eared willow, White clover, Primrose, Rose-bay willowherb, Round leaved sundew.

Not all of them were in bloom.

During our wandering we often paused to admire the wide, open expanse of the centre of Mainland Orkney at its best in brilliant sunshine. 

The Group’s next meeting is planned for Tuesday 29th September to explore Rerwick Head in Tankerness.  (map reference HY539119).  More information as to where to meet later.


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