Friday, 13 May 2011

Under the Neath Waterfalls

Went to Pont Melin-Fach via a series of waterfalls. Amongst the interesting plants were Navelwort (Umbilicus rupestris), Alternate-leaved golden saxifrage (Chrysosplenium alternifolium), Small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata), Sessile oak (Quercus petraea), Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) and masses of mosses. Very interesting to spot a European hornet (Vespa crabro) on the prowl as well as a large Stonefly (probably Perlodes microcephala). In terms of birds, Grey wagtails (Motacilla cinerea), Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) and Goosander (Mergus merganser) were seen operating on the river.

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