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Excursion report 2017

9 excursions were organised in 2017, the majority to proposed Local Biodiversity Sites (pLBS). 52 different individuals attended the outings, collectively contributing 87 volunteer days to TWIC. Thank you to everyone who attended, especially the following who led outings for TWIC in 2017: Gary Hovell (LARG), Leonie Alexander (RBGE), Sarah Eno, Michael Scott, Jay MacKinnon, David Dodds and Reuben Singleton. Thanks also to the landowners and land managers who gave us permission to access their sites.



Penicuik Estate, Fri 26 & Sat 27 May 2017 (NT219588)

This was a joint meeting with the Lothian Amphibian and Reptile Group (LARG). An album of photographs from the outing can be found on LARG's Facebook page

Leader
Gary Hovell, Lothians Amphibian and Reptile Group (LARG)
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Amphibians, Odonata (dragonflies)
Highlights
Pending.

Common Toad (Bufo bufo) at Penicuik Estate. Photograph courtesy of LARG.


Male Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris). Photograph courtesy of LARG

Leith, Sun 28th May 2017 (NT2876)

This was a joint meeting with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

Leader
Natalie Harmsworth and Leonie Alexander (RBGE)
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Vascular plants, bryophytes, birds
Highlights
Pending.

Chapelhope Burn, Sun 25 June 2017 (NT221189)

Leader
Sarah Eno
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Vascular plants
Highlights
Pending.

Hairy Stonecrop (Sedum villosum). Photograph courtesy of Stuart Maxwell.


A plant gall (Aceria cephalonea) on Sycamore. Photograph courtesy of Graeme Wilson.

Hermitage Wood and Airthrey Loch, Sun 9 July 2017 (NS811965)

Leader
Graeme Wilson
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Mammals, vascular plants
Highlights
Pending.

Romany Marsh, Sun 16 July 2017 (NT819275)

Leader
Michael Scott
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Vascular plants, molluscs
Highlights
Pending

Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja). Photograph courtesy of Sarah Eno.


A Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens). Photograph courtesy of Jay MacKinnon

River Almond - Livingston Village, Sun 6 August 2017 (NT035668)

Leader
Jay MacKinnon
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Vascular plants, bryophytes
Highlights
Pending.

Dun Moss, Sun 20 August 2017 (NS981924)

Leader
Natalie Harmsworth and Jackie Stewart
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Vascular plants, bryophytes
Highlights
Pending

Nodding Bur-marigold (Bidens cernua) and White Beak-sedge (Rhynchospora alba). Photos: Stuart Maxwell.


View across Alva-Devon wetlands. Photograph courtesy of Davie Black

Alva-Devon Wetlands, Sun 27 August 2017 (NS879962)

Leader
Natalie Harmsworth
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Vascular plants, birds
Highlights
Pending.

Whitmuir Organic Farm, Sun 10 Sept 2017 (NT191510)

Leader
David Dodds and Reuben Singleton
Number of species records
Pending
Groups recorded
Moths, vascular plants, hoverflies, bees
Highlights
Pending

Reuben unveiling the previous night's moth haul. Photograph courtesy of Natalie Harmsworth.

TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. TWIC acknowledges financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage.