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Thread: It is Snowdrop Time!

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    Default It is Snowdrop Time!

    Where snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) grow in the "wild" i.e. not in a garden - usually on a roadside verge- they should be recorded in the National Biodiversity Database. At present there is no record for the Ordnance Survey 10km squares ND26(Dunnet) , ND36(Keiss/Freswick) ,or ND37(John o'Groats). Do you know of any ?

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Snowdrops

    We spotted masses of wild snowdrops on Sunday along the road between the A836 Castletown, through Greenland, Lyth, Sortat, Howe and the A99. This road runs parallel with the B876 and there are many clumps of snowdrops in flower.

    Annette Ward

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    I seen some on pathway behind the caravan site in Wick

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    Default It is Still Snowdrop Time!

    Thanks for your information. I will make sure it gets onto the National Biodiversity Network.

    I found a lot around Sibster and Lower Sibster farms (ND310532), also
    • Dunnet old school ND221714
    • Burn Road, Scarfskerry ND226730
    • John o'Groats ND380720
    • Skirza Road ND3868
    • The Ha Aukengill ND364644
    • Keiss village ND347613
    • Gillock village ND212595
    • East Watten ND259559
    We still need more. Any round Halkirk?

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    Default If I may just add.....................

    Quote Originally Posted by Taraxacum View Post
    I found a lot around Sibster and Lower Sibster farms (ND310532),
    We still need more.
    If you continue along the road from Sibster there are currently snowdrops on the roadside verges of Taroul Moss as well as East Watten/ Watten Mains.
    And there are loads of snowdrops at Lochshell (on the same road).

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    Default There are currently snowdrops.........

    On the roadside verges between Keiss and Keiss Mains farm.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2004


    there were snowdrops all the way up the newly renovated Wick River path. Obviously dying back now.
    Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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