Monday, 9 November 2015

The Graig (nr.Llandovery)

Last week Philip Jones and I were invited by Peter Sturgess to visit The Graig, a site near Llandovery on which he has been conducting a Biodiversity Survey for some time now.
The site consists of unimproved pasture, along with some steep (VERY!) wooded slopes.
Surprisingly the woodland produced very little in the way of species, however the grassland was far more productive despite the rain.
Star find of the day was Clavaria straminea - The Straw Club, which is a Red Data List species and which was a first for the site.
In all we recorded some 28 different species.

Clavaria straminea - The Straw Club


















 Pictures ©. Courtesy of Peter Sturgess


The full list, in no particular order, was:-
Clavaria straminea
Clavulinopsis helvola
Psathyrella piluliformis
Hygrocybe chlorophana, 
H.virginea, 
H,pratensis,
H.quieta, 
H.coccinea,
H.aurantiosplendens, 
H.psittacina, 
H.laeta 
H.reidii. 
H.insipida 
Entoloma conferendum
Geoglossum fallax
G. glutinosum
Trichoglossum walteri
Laccaria laccata
Bolbitius titubans, 
Panaeolus fimicola, 
Mycena galericulata, 
Piptoporus betulinus, 
Cortinarius sp. , 
Hymenochaete rubiginosa 
H.corrugata
Sterum rugosum
S. hirsutum

Phellinus pomaceus






1 comment:

  1. Glad that you went there. Peter Sturgess et al have also been doing some really important recent recording of moths at Graig Farm.

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