HY3404 : Butterbur forest

taken 4 years ago, near to Swanbister, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Butterbur forest
Butterbur forest
Inside the woodland is a huge seasonal 'stand' of Butterbur (Petasites hybridus). This very large-leaved and tall plant hosts a great number of invertebrates and shelters specialised fungi. It is potentially sensitive, so trampling should not be encouraged.
Recently the most northerly record of a specific and rare but very TINY beetle, was located here. See LinkExternal link
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HY3404, 10 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Paths  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Woodland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 3426 0441 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:55.3142N 3:8.6042W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 3425 0443
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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