Edinburgh Natural History Society


Gore Glen - August, 2010

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The excursion follows a circuit through woodland and grassland which has been reclaimed from an industrial site. It once contained a gunpowder mill and a pit bing. Landscaping, tree planting and natural regeneration over forty years have now transformed the dereliction of yesteryear.

Mutinus caninus, the Dog Stinkhorn
A woodland inkcap, Coprinus lagopus with a white stipe and a cap which reflexes as it ages.
A widespread but uncommon woodland orchid, Epipactis helleborine, the Broad Leaved Helleborine.
An area under birch saplings which in a good year has thousands of spikes of the rare Wintergreen Pyrola rotundifolia.
Photographs: N. Crowther.
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