A pool below Cribyn which we surveyed for a colleague doing a full investigation of all wildlife / bugs etc. The reddish vegetation is Cotton-grass. There were many lovely mosses and only a few identifiable vascular plants. We were scouting out routes for next year's BSBI Welsh AGM where it hoped to offer delegates a visit to the newly named Hawkweed, Hieracium attenboroughianum high up on Cribyn.
St Dabeoc's Heath, Grug Dabeoc or Daboecia cantabrica
Found in gardens here or native in Western Ireland. These plants seemed happy in their roadside habitat.
Steph and I visited Brechfa Pool to assess the Crassula invasion. Mudwort was coping with the onslaught:
Mudwort, Lleidlys or Limosella aquatica
New Zealand Pigmyweed, Corchwyn Seland Newydd or Crassula helmsii
Much more pleasant to visit unspoilt Henrhyd Falls and the Nant Llech Valley.
Scaly Male-fern, Marchredynen euraid or Dryopteris affinis
And flowering quite late in the lanes nearby:
Common Hemp-nettle, Y benboeth or Galeopsis tetrahit