Carmarthenshire, v.c. 44

Following Government guidance and in the interests of health and safety, field meetings - including the Glynhir meeting - were cancelled in 2020 until further notice. The BSBI Trustees continue to closely monitor the situation and will issue advice on changes as promptly as possible in 2021. For further information please contact your County Recorder(s).

County Recorders

Glynhir Recording Week

The 2020 Glynhir recording week has had to be postponed due to Coronavirus restrictions but dates have now been set for 2021 (see below). The Glynhir 2019 recording week took place between 8th and 15th of July. Richard and Kath Pryce describe its highlights here.

Glynhir 2021 Recording Week, Carmarthenshire (v.c.44)

Monday 19th July to Monday 26th July, 2021

Leaders: Kath and Richard Pryce

As in previous years, on most days, participants will be split into small groups to cover as much ground as possible. However, arrangements will be flexible and, on one or two days, the group may stay as one body to visit botanical hot-spots if participants wish. The meeting will cater for both experienced and inexperienced botanists and will provide an opportunity for the informal development of identification skills. Day outings will be tailored to individual needs to cover all skill and fitness abilities.

Glynhir Mansion – Glynhir Road, Llandybie, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire – 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 (Hay-scented Buckler-fern), Hymenophyllum tunbrigense (Tunbridge Filmy-fern) and Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenwort) 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(Small-leaved Lime), 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.

Booking arrangements will be posted on this page early next year and will also appear on the BSBI field meetings and indoor events webpage but for now, please save the dates in your diaries.