The forestry tracks were notably species-rich, with highlights including Archidium, Fossombronia wondraczekii, Riccia glauca, 1 fruiting rosette of Phaeoceros laevis, Campylopus subulatus, Bryoerythrophyllum ferruginascens, Pohlia drummondii and female Jungermannia hyalina. In contrast, epiphytes were rather limited and I failed to find any Colura (!) although most of the other willow regulars were present. As I continued deeper into the forestry I found a clearfell area with 3 or 4 very small rock outcrops (each <5x2m in extent), and to my surprise these held Barbilophozia attenuata, Plagiochila punctata, P. spinulosa and Sphagnum quinquefarium. Riccardia palmata on damp conifer logs was new for the hectad.
The trackside habitat of Jungermannia hyalina and the Plagiochila punctata outcrop (iPod photos)
This productive first hour was followed by a fairly fruitless session along the lanes approaching Olchfa Mill, with Ctenidium, Pellia endiviifolia and a few species by a rocky stream being the only additions. The tracks along Banc Bwlchdrebannau were even worse, as all the good rocky habitat is set well back on private land. Luckily, things ended on a good note with a visit to Porthyrhyd Chapel, which held a good range of typical churchyard mosses including Encalypta streptocarpa, Pseudocrossidium revolutum, Gyroweisia tenuis, Schistidium apocarpum and Ephemerum minutissimum.
There are still >80 tetrads I haven't visited, most of which are light blue on this coverage map