|Looking north up the Glaslyn river |
to the new bridge carrying the A487
On the reserve itself we were pleased to find Eleocharis parvula, Dwarf Spike-rush, washed up in the more brackish pans to the south of the area we covered, and Persicaria minor, quite abundant in many parts of the northern, less-brackish areas. It was a pity to see so much Crassula helmsii but it seemed to be well-confined to a single area, perhaps where the vegetation was less robust and it could get established.We got a very good list of other freshwater and brackish marsh plants but didn't find the iconic plant of the reserve, the Welsh Mudwort, Limosella australis. Better luck next time!
|Osprey watching at lunchtime|
We had an idyllic picnic in the sun on the water's edge and the crowning delight was seeing an Osprey flying over the river. We set off home in ones and twos, well-contented with the day's work.