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A Botanical Tour of Berwickshire

A botanical tour of Berwickshire, 2013. Full version in pdf format 2 MB).

 

 

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A short Flora of Berwickshire

by Michael Braithwaite

This hardback book of 432 pages liberally illustrated in full colour with photographs and distribution maps.  English names for the wildflowers are shown alongside the Latin names throughout the book.  The page size is 18 x 24.5 cm to allow the book to be handled comfortably.

The main sections are (i) an illustrated botanical tour of Berwickshire, (ii) full species accounts for a selection of 415 species, including 1 x 1 km distribution maps in a variety of formats showing the historical records as well as recent records and (iii) a full checklist for 1,573 species and other taxa with status, habitat and 1 km frequency.

Further sections cover the history of botanical recording in the county, various aspects of recent change in the flora and supplementary analysis.  As Berwick upon Tweed does not fall in Berwickshire its flora is discussed in a separate section.

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland has arranged grant assistance enabling the cover price for this limited edition book to be set at 20 plus 5 post and packing.  To avoid disappointment please order early.  The flyer with order form is available here, or just send a cheque made out to me, as below.

Michael Braithwaite, Clarilaw Farmhouse, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 8PT

 

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Michael Braithwaite, Clarilaw Farmhouse, Clarilaw, Hawick, Roxburghs., TD9 8PT


The flora of Hawick Burgh

This softback book published by Hawick Archaeological Society in March 2015 is of 64 pages A5 liberally illustrated in full colour with photographs and distribution maps.  English names for the wildflowers are shown alongside the Latin names throughout the book.

After introductory chapters, the body of the book comprises detailed descriptions under habitats of the main features of the town and their history.  These include Whitlaw Wood SSSI, the banks of the River Teviot and Slitrig Water, Wilton Lodge Park, two large cemeteries, species-rich grassland to the immediate south of the town, the old railway and urban areas.  Amazingly, for an inland Scottish town, 632 species were recorded in 2014, all at 100 m scale or finer in an area of 7 km square.  This has enabled interesting distribution maps to be generated for those species that were recorded intensively.  447 species are mentioned in the habitat descriptions but there is no full species list.

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Other Publications

>> Changes in the Berwickshire Flora

>> The Botanist in Berwickshire

>> Berwickshire Rare Plant Register

>> Berwickshire Rare Plant Register Excel version

>> Berwickshire Botanical Site Register

>> Berwickshire recording card