‘A Survey of the Desmid Flora of Assynt, West Sutherland’ D. B. Williamson
June 3rd 2015
A Survey of the Desmid Flora of Assynt, West Sutherland
This material was originally published in the Botanical Journal of Scotland in 1996 and details the results of the examination of 79 samples taken in Assynt between March 1993 and September 1994.
Over half the samples were collected by Ian and Pat Evans of Nedd while the remainder were collected by the author himself. Now in his 90’s the author continues to receive, examine, determine and draw samples of desmids from Ian Evans. These drawings are exquisite and a number of them can be viewed in the article Drawings of Desmids from Assynt by D. B. Williamson.
We are very grateful to D. B. Williamson for his permission to reproduce this report and his drawings.
A Survey of the Desmid Flora of Assynt, West Sutherland D. B. Williamson (5.15MB pdf)
single female sunning herself on Little Assynt All-Abilities Path (DAH) (01/07)
Common Blue damselfly
20+ along one stretch of Little Assynt All-Abilities Path (DAH) (01/07)
Common Darter dragonfly
6+ along one stretch of Little Assynt All-Abilities Path (DAH) (01/07)
16+ animals off Raffin (DAH/Charlotte Newell) (29/06)
two pale morph birds off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (29/06)
single adult bird, Loch na Bruthaich (DAH). This is a non-breeding loch for this species so it will have flown here from its breeding loch for a bit of RnR! (29/06)
Six-Spot Burnett moth
two in old quarry near Little Assynt (Cheryl Smith) (28/06)
two adult birds, Loch Inver (DAH) (27/06)