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S: Creag nan Eun, Glen Shee
August 17, 2019
BPS Scottish group meeting Saturday 17th August 2019
‘Creag nan Eun’ (OS map 43: NO 134 754)
Meet at 11am at the car park on the A93 at the southern end of the ‘Old Military Road’ (approximately 3 km south of the Glenshee ski centre).
Leader: Clive Dixon: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This site does not look like much from the road, but it is rich in the number of fern species in a small area due to the close proximity of a limestone outcrop; we should see Asplenium viride, Polystichum lonchitis, Cystopteris fragilis, Gymnocarpium dryopteris, etc. Also, this is a known site for Polystichum x illyricum (the hybrid of P. lonchitis and P. aculeatum) which we will try to re-find.
Bring a packed lunch: weather permitting, we can picnic across the road by ‘Allt a Ghlinne Bhig’ (the river), and hunt for Equisetum variegatum and Equisetum pratense. (Alternatively, there is a cafe at the Glenshee ski centre.)
The site is steep with boulders (so stout footwear required), but we can take our time; this is not a strenuous outing.
Please let us know beforehand, if you are coming. If you need transportation let us know!
Hope to see you there.