Friday, 13 November 2015

Dulais Valley at Coynant

A rain-soaked walk through flushed pasture at SN650069 yesterday returned a modest selection of species of local interest including Aneura pinguis, Aulacomnium palustre, Brachythecium rivulare, Bryum pseudotriquetrum, Philonotis fontana, Riccardia chamedryfolia, Sarmentypnum exannulatum, Scapania irrigua, S. undulata, Sphagnum denticulatum, inundatum, squarrosum, subnitens (photo below) Straminergon stramineum.
Deep mounds of Nardia compressa (photo above) were abundant in the adjacent river and species of interest along the banks included Dichodontium palustre (photo above), Dicranella rufescens, Ditrichum heteromallum (photo above) & Entosthodon obtusus (photos below).
Note the bordered leaf margins, which rules out all other Entosthodon species with erect capsules.


  1. I'm impressed with your dedication Barry. I don't mind walking in the rain, but recording in the rain drives me nuts - especially when recording a group that requires the use of a hand lens.

  2. I wouldn't say I enjoy the rain, but the need to get out for an hour regardless of the weather is compulsive 😉