view of the roadside fence from the colony - a poor iPod pic
Slightly further down the slope I found a single pebble sporting Seligeria donniana, which is only the 4th locality for this species in the lower Wye Valley.
Another brief stop on my way back from the meeting produced fruiting Campylophyllum calcareum on a limestone outcrop in Cockshoot Wood, just NW of Chepstow. This is just the 4th location for this uncommon moss in VC35. It was mixed with Rhynchostegiella tenella and would have been impossible to spot if it hadn't been fruiting.
Of all the days to leave my camera at home...