Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Castell Prysor, June 2014

Briza media
Copyright Floral Images J R Crellin 2009

Polly and Jay having lunch at Castell Prysor

Annie, Polly and I met on another lovely day in June to try to refind Pseudorchis albida, Small White Orchid, in Castell Prysor, east of Trawsfynydd, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Huws. We enjoyed the company of Jay, too, meaning that Polly, who was quite heavily pregnant, really had more than her fair share to carry!  We did a full square-bash and although we didn’t find the orchid,or Galium boreale, Northern Bedstraw, another target species formerly found there, we made a good list and were well pleased with our day. We found Quaking Grass, Briza media, Common Rock-rose, Helianthemum nummularium and Annie found a tiny morsel of Vicia orobus, Wood Bitter-vetch, another Section 42 species which had also been recorded there before.
Helianthemum nummularium
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