Preparing Salix lapponum (downy willow) trees for planting at nursery yesterday. This high altitude willow species is found in small numbers in the Galloway hills.
UK National Tree Seed Project (KEW)
Collected birch seed this week on hills near Merrick path, for UK National Tree Seed Project (KEW).
Involved a fair bit of stretching for Pete and Hugh, to reach seed from trees on craggy outcrops.
Plenty of bracken to navigate through, too.
Perhaps someone can suggest the species of young(?) bugs sharing the birch leaf.