Merionethshire, v.c. 48

*NEW* The next field meeting starts at 10 a.m. on 22nd March, meeting behind the cafe at SJ025425, and we will be recording in SJ04G. Here is a Wants List for the  tetrad and the hectad.

Vice-county Recorder

Field Meetings

Meirionydd Naturalists:  2018 field meetings programme now out; click on the link for a notice about the 27th July meeting at Morfa Harlech NNR

Caerdeon Weekend

*NEW* Bookings are now being taken for this year's Caerdeon Weekend, a regular and much-loved event in the BSBI meetings calendar.

Click on the links to view the  2018 draft programme and to read about the accommodation and how to book. There is a PayPal link below so you can pay the full amount or a deposit.

To give you an idea what to expect: you can read a blogpost about Caerdeon 2017 here and read this report.



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). 

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