Desmid new to British Isles found in Clashmore Quarry
February 2nd 2016
Desmid new to British Isles found in Clashmore Quarry.
On 13th April 2015 I collected a sample of desmids from the large pool in Clashmore Quarry (NC036316) for an old friend, David Williamson, the British expert on these microscopic algae. The sample proved to be quite rich, and amongst the 38 forms identified by David was one, Closterium macilentum var.substriatum, new to the British Isles. This paper, in the Quekett Journal of Microscopy, describes the new variety and is illustrated by David’s fascinating drawings.
The Discovery of Closterium macilentum var. substriatum (Gronblad) Krieger in the British Isles (PDF 415KB)
around 12 clumps in roadside ditch near Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). The first record for the last four years: 2018 - 13 March; 2017 - 19 Feb; 2016 - 3 March; 2015 - 19 Feb. (16/02)
single female Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)
seven birds Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)
nine birds Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/02)
single animal Loch Culag (Fiona Carter) (15/02)
single bird in full song at 7.30am, Nedd (Ian Evans) (13/02)
Great Spotted Woodpecker
single bird in Lochinver garden (Jane and Ian Young) (11/02)
three birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (11/02)