Sunday, April 07, 2019

We Tolerate (almost) All Weathers

Wednesday was on the limit though and one of us was so cold after lunch in the car that they left early. It brightened up for our second stab at it and we managed to get a good list by the time we had all had enough. We got back to the cars just in time before torrential rain / sleet / hail for the drive back.

But the valley above Aber we were exploring had many delights including Wild Cherry blossom that we failed to photograph:
Wood-sorrel, Suran y coed or Oxalis acetosella 

An Early Grey moth, Xylocampa areola spotted by Alan

Maidenhair Spleenwort, Duegredynen gwallt y forwyn or Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens

Earlier in the week I was a Craig Cerrig Gleisiad with NRW exploring the gullies where Purple Saxifrage grows. This is the view from as high as I went.
Younger, more intrepid, types found plenty of the Purple Saxifrage further up and recorded a lot more besides. I was content with this tiny plant with one flower below my feet:
Purple Saxifrage, Tormaen porffor or Saxifraga oppositifolia 
and this distant view (on lower cliffs) from below:
The plant close up from the past:

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