|Photo by SEWBReC|
Saturday, 18 November 2017
Bryos for beginners
This morning I led a 'bryophytes for beginners' walk for SEWBReC, in the Wern Ddu woodland to the south-east of Caerphilly. Everything worked out well - the forecast rain didn't materialise, but it was damp enough that the patches of Thuidium tamariscinum, Plagiochila asplenioides and other large bryophytes were looking luxuriant. We focussed on the woodland floor species but had time for a few epiphytes as well, including a quick look at the Colura on willow which Barry found during the Red-flanked Bluetail twitch last winter.
The 10 attendees seemed enthused and not too overwhelmed by lots of new
species and new names - hopefully some of them will go on to submit bryophyte
records in the future.