|The team after a slog up to a fine view above|
Impatiens noli-tangere, Touch-me-not Balsam, grew in abundance on our way back down to the road
|Father and daughter Donald |
botanising along the Afon Gamlin
| Serratula tinctoria, |
At the hot-spot of Cors Coch we found the target species of Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary, and Drosera intermedia, Oblong-leaved Sundew and we did a full species list, which had not been done by the CCW surveys of previous years
|Blogger at Cors Coch|
On the way back we stopped off to see the Vicia orobus, Wood Bitter-vetch, which grows quite frequently along the A470 near Trawfynydd between the fields and the verge-cutting.
Those were all my photographs, but Phill Brown made a great record of his four days at Caerdeon and has kindly said I can post them - so here they are - the ten following ones are all his - and great pictures, too. They give an excellent idea of the scenery, flora and ambience we enjoyed at Caerdeon.
This old miners' track is the start of the hike up to Diffwys - it always amazes me that it is so well-preserved and easy to find after so many decades of disuse.
The view from the flanks of Diffwys showing the extent of the upland blanket bog and the settled farmland below.
Cryptogramma crispa, Parsley Fern, - a plant typical of these very acid rocky habitats
|The summit path to Diffwys -|
|- and the team at the top!|
Some plants of these high acid mountains
|Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Cowberry|
|Diphasiastrum alpinum, Alpine Clubmoss|
|Martin in a mine adit, with abundant |
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanes
|Breakfast at Caerdeon.....|
|.....and the fine old house of Plas Caerdeon|