Jan 2013. Thanks to additional funding support from the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Scottish Natural Heritage, the Cairngorms Rare Plants Project is to be extended for an extra 6 months.
The original 3 year project was due to finish in March 2013 but will now continue with a Project Officer in post until the end of September 2013. This is great news for the project, providing an extra field season to complete the set up of field trials and monitor those already underway. The extra season also gives another opportunity for volunteers to take part in field surveys and monitoring work, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved during the 2013 field season.
We’re also still very keen to hear about any sites that you know of, or discover, for the four target plants in the Park – please do keep your records coming in. Thanks to records submitted over the course of the project to date, our knowledge of the distribution of the target plants has been significantly enhanced with an ever increasing list of new sites, especially for Twinflower and Intermediate Wintergreen. Watch this space for an update on recent progress with recording of the target plants in the Park.