The week-long annual Carmarthenshire Recording and Monitoring Meeting includes visits to well-botanised sites as well as areas in need of additional recording within the county. The meeting will cater for both experienced and inexperienced botanists and will provide an opportunity for the informal development of identification skills. Arrangements will be flexible, some days the group will stay as one body, other days smaller groups will visit different sites to monitor scarce species or update tetrads not visited recently. Day outings will be tailored to individual needs to cover all fitness abilities.
Glynhir Mansion – Glynhir Road, Llandybie, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire www.theglynhirestate.com – is located about 2km east of Llandybie on the western flank of the Black Mountain at SN640151. The River Loughor runs through the estate and at one point plunges over a 10m waterfall into a rocky gorge where Dryopteris aemula, Hymenophyllum tunbrigense and Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes are among the ferns growing on the cliffs. There will be ample opportunity in the timetable to visit the site. Large parkland trees provide the setting to the mansion, including Tilia cordata, and there remains much scope for further discoveries to be made in the vicinity.
The mansion and estate is run by the Jenkins family and provides first class but relaxed facilities including a large common room for evening identification and discussion sessions.
Initial bookings to Mr & Mrs R.D. Pryce, Trevethin, School Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4AL. PryceEco@aol.com Mobile phone no. 07900 241371