Neckera crispa on concrete culvert below Graig Fach
Access to ledges on Graig Fach and Graig Fawr is difficult and it will take quite an effort to survey this site properly. On the day we took some easier options, firstly checking the lower scree and then climbing into an inviting gully. Below the gully, scree was covered in the usual Racomitriums (aquaticum, ericoides, fasciculare, heterostichum, lanuginosum) and Andrea rothii ssp. falcata, but the gully itself looked more promising.
Gully bisecting the southern edge of Graig Fawr
Huperzia selago in gully
Marsupella emarginata var. aquatica in gully stream
Rhabdoweisia crenulata in humid overhang, Graig Fawr (RCT)
Wide leaf tip of Graig Fawr Rhabdoweisia crenulata showing prominent teeth
Multicellular teeth of Graig Fawr Rhabdoweisia crenulata
This looks like Rabdoweisia crenulata (Greater Streak-moss) to me, which was recoded once before in VC41 by Tony Smith (Craig y Llyn in 1961). As always, comments and corrections will be appreciated.
Exploring RCT is time consuming and requires a fair amount of effort, but the rewards are obvious. There's lots of crags and cirques and a substantial amount of conifer forest. Goodness only knows what is lurking on some of those ledges! Our records yesterday bring the total for SS99H up to 75.