This week we started the survey for the flora species targeted by action C3 (Implementation of pilot works for the conservation of endemic flora) in São Jorge. On April 13th, we went looking for the aquatic fern species Isoëtes azorica in the lagoons of the central plateau. Unfortunately, we were not able to confirm the presence of this species in the lagoons in which it had previously been registered. However, not everything is lost, given that there still are a further 32 lagoons to be prospected during this coming summer, which might reveal the presence of this rare species!

On the 14th of April, we began the survey of the remaining target species on the trail PR01SJO between Serra do Topo and Fajã dos Cubres. We recorded populations of Ammi trifoliatum, Rumex azoricus and Scabiosa nitens. Furthermore, we also registered populations of Sanicula azorica and Platanthera sp. in the higher parts of the trail, and of Pericallis malvifolia, Azorina vidalii, Spergularia azorica, Tolpis succulenta, and Asplenium marinum in the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo.