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U3A Botany Group - July 2015

by Margaret Rinder - 08:33 on 22 July 2015

U3A Botany Group - Hill of Dwarmo, Arwick 21.7.15

4 of us met in changeable weather, our 3 cars neatly parked in an old quarry, until a tractor with dumper truck drove in to dump a load of broken concrete ,with more loads to follow. We adjusted our parking!
The first hour was spent within 100 yards of the cars amongst a variety of plants,  including white heather,  at the base of not the Hill of Dwarmo! (Peter had a larger scale map, showing this to be a smaller hill nearby). So much for my recce!. 

We then proceeded to the track below the Hill of Dwarmo  lined with the large leaves of butterbur and luscious vegetation. One wet area was visited before we ran out of time. This was a new and delightful area for us and we could return here to carry on where we left off.

Wildflower books and John Crossley's list were consulted during and after the visit.

Can anyone inform me the meaning of "Dwarmo" and "Arwick" -presumably -wick is vik - bay ?

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