Interesting that it was growing in the unconsolidated and quite loose 'scree' made up of fragments of limestone from the host bedrock (Carboniferous Pembroke Limestone Group) mixed together with clay and soil, rather than directly on more permanent tufa forming seepages (like the VOG populations). I could only find it on more open areas of ground, which were very limited.
The weather was gloriously dry, so I would hope to find more if everything wasn't so shrivelled up, mind you, not sure id fancy climbing that cliff in the wet.
As usual I was armed with a totally underwhelming iphone4 for photos, so do 'enjoy'.
|location on cliff|
|general view of site, with lots of Contoneaster and other ground cover..including Hannah busy getting a closer look.|
|close up, Southbya on the unconsolidated material rather than direct on the bedrock.|
|Colony of shrivelled up Sothbya tophacea (I know another terrible photo, was checked with x10 hand lense)|