The final BioBlitz of 2010 took place on a rather damp and gloomy day at Cwm Taf Fechan LNR, near Merthyr Tydfil. A few hardy souls braved the slightly offputting weather, and managed to gather an impressive list of 476 species for the day, 341 of which were new to the site for SEWBReC! Jim Davies of the Botanical Society of the British Iles (BSBI) kindly helped guide the day, ensuring that nobody missed out on the rare plant species found on site, including brittle bladderfern (Crysopteris fragilis) and broad-leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine). The day was run with the help of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, and a public facing event was run alongside the traditional BioBlitz, to engage people of all levels of expertise and knowledge. Species highlights for the day included silver washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia), and Oligolophus hanseni, a harvestman previously unrecorded in Glamorgan.
Species list for day
Photographs from the day can be viewed in our Facebook album
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