Merionethshire, v.c. 48

Vice-county Recorder

Field Meetings

*NEW* Heather Garrett is leading a walk in Llanegryn SH60C on Friday 22nd Feb, meeting at the village hall  car park SH60130542 at 10.00. Please let Heather or Sarah know if you are coming.

Meirionydd Naturalists:  2018 field meetings programme now out; and 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, read this report, see the draft programme here, or read about the delights on offer here.

For the Caerdeon 2016 weekend click here to find out more and you can read reports on all the excursions here.



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