The Moffat Hills with rocky slopes and screes, boreal heath and flushes have been known for a long time to support small populations of montane species not found elsewhere in the Southern Uplands. Woodsia ilvensis is the most celebrated of these and will be seen. The Moffat Hills is currently the focus for two interesting restoration projects both under the wing of Borders Forest Trust. The aim of the weekend will be to record tetrads or monads particularly on the two areas and locate populations of Moffat Hills specialities. There will be a revisit to the Carrifran area ten years after the wildwood project commenced. This area has had graziers removed for a number of years and now shows montane and flush vegetation in recovery. Two target species are Polystichum lonchitis and Crepis mollis. The Corehead area including the famous Devils Beef Tub has recently been acquired by the trust and the aim here is to provide some baseline recording in tetrads or possibly monads as they commence a woodland, moorland and hay meadow restoration project. Carex vaginata is a possibility. For further information and to book, please write to Chris Miles, Braeside, Boreland, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire DG11 2LL or
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