Tuesday, 16 December 2014

A venture into Carmarthenshire

East Marsh is not the most inspiring bryophyte habitat, but it's great for birds
part of a flock of 1842 Golden Plover
Yesterday, whilst doing a recce and preliminary survey of Golden Plovers on the East Marsh at Pendine I recorded 45 spp in the bryologically-dull bit of SN20Z, plus 15spp in a tiny bit of SN20Y. Most of the interest was found on the walls and gravelly laybys, with the best of a limited range being Archidium alternifolium, Brachythecium mildeanum, Didymodon luridus, Didymodon nicholsonii, Didymodon rigidulus, Didymodon sinuosus, Rhynchostegium megapolitanum and good quantities of Tortella nitida.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Barry. I've got 82 spp recorded from SN20Z but most of those you list would be new for the square. I visited only briefly in 2004, but the BBS did the Honey Corse limestone in 1978. SN20Z is the Habrodon tetrad - it's a SN291095. Let me know if you are returning and would like a photo survey from 2005 to show which trees to check.