I had the joy of spending a day on the Great Orme with Wendy McCarthy, the county recorder (and others) yesterday. Wendy lives on the Orme so her knowledge is unrivalled. We began with a visit to the sole remaining plant of Antennaria dioica - mountain everlasting. Another population on the Orme seems to have disappeared - after grazing was reduced the sward is so much longer and thicker. Could Antennaria still be present but invisible? We would hope so, but the reintroduction of sheep grazing is an urgent need.
|Antennaria dioica - mountain everlasting|
|Hieracium cambricum - Welsh hawkweed|
|Helanthemum oelandicum - hoary rockrose|
|Hippocrepis comosa - horseshoe vetch|
|Scilla verna - spring squill|