During an unplanned morning outing last Sunday, I ended up on the north-facing sandstone crags at the northern edge of Hirwaun Common, primarily in an attempt to add to the paltry total of 13 taxa for SN90H. As it happened I was slow getting out of Cwar Canwyllyr [Chandelier Quarry] within SN90G, which already had a respectable total of 111, although I was able to add an additional 20 spp. including some nice patches of Bartramia pomiformis, one of my favourite mosses.
|isolated small crag supporting the species shown below|
|rather mudane, rank Molinia-Eriophorum vaginatum on top of the hill|
|attractive, but very species-poor dry heath with co-doinant|
Vaccinium myrtillus -Pleurozium schreberi slopes