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Merionethshire v.c. 48


Mountains of Merionethshire (S. Stille)

Vice-county Recorder

Sarah Stille

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I am looking for someone to be an assistant recorder, to work with me and learn the ropes and possibly to take over in due course.

This person need not necessarily live in Merioneth but be prepared to visit regularly especially during the recording season. It is not necessary to be a top botanist, but to be aware of what you don’t know and where to find help. Familiarity with computers and databases or willingness to learn is important as so much of the work is now done through online databases.


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Residential Field Meeting

There will be a residential meeting at Caerdeon, Merioneth, 5th - 8th August 2014, to update tetrad records. See the Field Meetings Programme (meeting no 39 on page 45) or BSBI Yearbook for further details. You can pay for the meeting here but please note that places are limited and you should have booked first with Sarah Stille, v.c. 48 Recorder. A deposit (30 per person) is required on confirmation of booking with the balance due by 30th June 2014.  You may also pay in full now.




>> Merionethshire Rare Plant Register. 2014. Sarah Stille.

>> Benoit, P. & Richards, M. 1963. A contribution to a Flora of Merioneth, 2nd ed. West Wales Naturalists’ Trust, Haverfordwest.

>> VCCC Merioneth - choose from the dropdown list.

>> Recording card


Introduction to Merionethshire

The county of Merioneth has everything from high, volcanic mountains to the great species-poor uplands of the Migneint, with their specialists such as Carex magellanica and the diminutive orchid, Listera [Neottia] cordata.

The coastal strip with its dune systems and saltmarshes has been well-worked but still provides surprises and new records. There are numerous lakes and wonderful hidden river valleys. The lower slopes of the hills have been largely drained and re-seeded, but there are still lovely bogs and unimproved pastures. There are even the remains of a Carboniferous limestone quarry and a few scattered lime-kilns on the Ordovician ‘limestone’.

We would warmly welcome anyone with time to spare to join the recording group, Merioneth Naturalists/Grwp Natur Meirionnydd. We meet monthly and would be pleased to be joined by any botanists visiting the area.

Mae gan Sir Feirionnydd  pob amrywiaeth o gynefinoedd, o fynyddoedd uchel folcanig i ucheldiroedd enfawr asidaidd ar y Migneint, gyda ‘u planhigion arbennig e.e. yr hesgen eurwerdd lefn, Carex magellanica a’r cainerian bach, Listera cordata, sy’n cuddio dan y grug.

Mae ‘r arfordir wedi'i gofnodi'n dda, ond mae'n dal yn bosib dod o hyd i bethau newydd, sydd bob tro ‘n syndod. Mae ’na gymaint o lynnoedd a nentydd rhyfeddol, na wyr neb amdanynt, ac mae'n dal yn bosib darganfod corsydd gwych a phorfeydd heb eu gwella.  Mae hyd yn oed dipyn bach o dir galch yn y sir.

Croeso cynnes i bawb sydd am ymuno a Grwp Natur Meirionnydd. Gweler uchod y linc i'r rhaglen