The Anglesey Flora Group has been busy for many years. Its aims are to explore the Island and record the flora in each monad, contributing towards a revised Anglesey Flora and the next Atlas of the British Flora (2020). We will also make special note of any rare and scarce taxa, to update the Rare Plant Register. Group members are encouraged to share knowledge with one-another and attract more active botanists into the field and to join the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI).
We organise an annual programme of field visits and the one for the current year is available from Joanna Robertson.
Anglesey is a very large Island off the NW coast of Wales and is often crossed but seldom visited by those travelling to Ireland via Holyhead. Until 1826 it was unconnected to the Mainland and the Irish MPs had a rough journey overland and on ferries over the treacherous Menai Straits en route to Westminster!
It is easier to get here now, by road and rail, using our glorious bridges and to explore the wonderfully varied coastline, unique fens, sandy beaches and delightful small towns.
The Island is building a reputation for locally sourced food and used to be called 'The Mother of Wales/ Mam Cymru' as it produced quantities of cereals and wine in Roman times.
Spotted Rockrose is the county flower.
Visit Anglesey is the place to start if you want to find out more. There is a Walking Festival every June.
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Top: Anglesey Flora Group 2011 on the Cefni Estuary looking towards Newborough Warren
Bottom: Anglesey Flora Group 2011 on Dune Heath near Valley.