NEW MOSS FOR BRECONSHIRE
Over last couple of weeks I have been writing up the new additions to Breconshire since Ray published his Bryophyte Flora (i'll put it on Brecks vc page of BBS web site in a week or so). Anyway, I started on a Syntrichia papillosa note, then realised that the record was actually located in Glam and not Brecks (and corrected some time later in BBS Field Bryology report). It is known not too far away from Brecks boundary in Abergavenny area and just into Radnorshire in Wye Valley. Thinking it must be somewhere in Usk valley and having taken the day off to finish some flooring, I thought I would have a quick walk around Llangynidr to see if I could find the Syntrichia (after all the Field Guide tells us that it is something of an urban species), before getting on with the DIY - the third elder I looked there was one small patch of the moss! Other than that though it was difficult to spot much in gloom and rain, so other bryos were mainly bread and butter stuff, with just single patches of Cryphaea heteromalla, Radula complanata, Porella platyphylla and Syntrichia laevipila to lift the mood.