HELP NEEDED WITH ROSS-SHIRE FUNGUS SURVEY
by Mr B. Ing, Ullapool
Since 2004 I have been compiling records of fungi (all groups) from Ross-shire, v.c. 105 and 106. Historical records,
from literature and herbaria, have been augmented by a systematic programme of fieldwork.
With 98 whole or part 10km grid squares covering the area I am aiming at geographical as well as mycological
coverage. A ‘target’ of 100 species per 10km square has been adopted, although the better-worked squares have far
more than this. 72 squares have now reached their target! 10 of the remaining 26 are difficult of access. (Note – for
hectads only partly in VCs 105 and 106 the target is <100 species – actually the number of 1km squares in the VCs.)
The list below is arranged as follows: grid square/target/number of species recorded/ species required/notes of likely
sites, accessibility etc. Any help with records, whether macrofungi; mushrooms, brackets, puffballs etc., plant
pathogens: mildews, rusts, smuts, leaf spots etc, or ascomycetes on soil or wood, will be gratefully received and duly
acknowledged in the proposed publication.
|NG64||7||1||6||Along coast road N of Applecross Bay, no woodland.|
|NG65||10||1||9||NW Applecross coast road, no woodland.|
|NG75||85||12||73||N Applecross, along Shieldaig road, woodland.|
|NG86||100||5||95||Upper Diabaig, woodland, Beinn Alligin.|
|NH91||70||10||60||Kintail, Shiel Bridge, Glen Shiel, 5 Sisters, woodland on A 87.|
|NG92||90||4||86||L Duich, Camas Luine, Strath Croe, Inverinate, woods on A 87.|
|NH00||20||0||20||Cluanie Forest, track S of Cluanie Lodge, no woodland.|
|NH01||50||2||48||Glen Shiel along A 87, Beinn Ffada (Attow), woods on A 87.|
|NH02||85||0||85||Track to Glomach Falls, woodland by Loch na Leitreach.|
|NH03||70||0||70||No obvious sites, mountainous, many tracks, all distant, no Munros.|
|NH07||100||0||100||Long tracks from Kinlochewe and Dundonnell, 3 Munros, little woodland E of Beinn a Chladheimh.|
|NH10||20||0||20||Inaccessible except via Cluanie Lodge in W. woods S of L. Cluanie.|
|NH11||20||1||19||A 87 W of Strath Cluanie, mountains to N, woods near road.|
|NH12||15||0||15||Inaccessible, land S of L. Mullardoch, little woodland.|
|NH13||50||7||43||Land S of L. Monar, ? accessible from Monar Dam via Strathfarrar.|
|NH14||95||0||95||Inaccessible other than by tracks from end of Strathconon or from Craig on A 890.|
|NH16||100||1||99||Mountains W of L. Fannich, 2 Munros, part accessible from A 832 in Strathbran, small area of woodland.|
|NH23||3||0||3||E and SE of Monar Dam, accessible via Strathfarrar, no woodland.|
|NH24||70||0||70||Around Monar Lodge, via Strathfarrar, 5 Munros, also from Inverchoran from Strathconon, some woodland at N access.|
|NH25||100||10||90||Strathconon and L. Beannacharain, woods by road and side valley.|
|NH34||30||1||29||S of Orrin Res. ?accessible from E end of Strathconon at Marybank.|
|NH38||100||0||100||Freevater & Trollmuick Forests, mountains, long tracks from Alladale Lodge and Strathvaich. No woodland.|
|NH47||100||5||95||Kildemore & Wyvis Forests, via Strath Rannoch (A 835) in SW, or around Wyvis Lodge, via Glen Glass.|
|NH57||100||6||94||Strath Rusdale, Boath, woodland!|
|NH58||100||1||99||Forest SW of Oldtown, near Ardgay.|
|NH87||70||31||39||Loch Eye, Rhynie NR, Balintore, Hilton, Shandwick, Nigg, Fearn.|
Please send records and/or dried specimens to me at the address below. Please do not use plastic wrapping – use plain paper – as fungal material reacts poorly with plastic.
Later stages of the survey will concentrate on unworked squares plus specialised habitats and substrates.
Bruce Ing, Tigh na faoileige, Rhue, Ullapool, IV26 2TJ.