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Merionethshire, v.c. 48


Mountains of Merionethshire (S. Stille)


>> 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 (Dec 2014)


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Field Meetings

Thursday 22/10/2015, South of Llyn Trawsfynydd. Meet at the quarry at SH 684337 on the road to Cefn Clawdd that runs south of Llyn Trawsfynydd. Leader: Jo Clark.

Friday 20/11/15, Ynys, Dovey junction / Pennal.Meet at Plas Talgarth Country Club, Pennal SY20 9JY. Toilets & coffee lounge. Leader: Heather Garrett.

Thursday 10/12/2015, Cefn Prys. Directions to the house will be circulated nearer the time by Heather Garrett


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 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