Field Meeting: Mynydd Penbre, May 12th 1990 PDF Print E-mail

Llanelli Naturalists Newsletter - Summer 1990
Denys Williams

A party of nine adults and two children assembled at Hill Court on a beautiful spring afternoon. The swallows were busy in the garage loft, having arrived on April 28th, presumably delayed by northerly winds earlier in the month. Blue tits were in and out of one of the nesting boxes but there was no sound of the eggs having hatched. An inspection of the garden and other areas led to a discussion as to what constituted a 'weed' and it was concluded that a substantial list of opportunistic plants belonged to this category.

The party then proceeded down the Llandyry Road as far as Cae Pen-uchaf; the road being lined with oaks which almost obscured three bushes of guelder rose Viburnum opulus of which the flower buds were just beginning to break. Orange-tip butterflies were common including several seen engaged in courtship flights. Following the path past Cae du, the profusion of flowers and many common species such as woodruff Galium odoratum and yellow pimpernel Lysimachia nemorum caught the attention of members; indeed 1990 will be remembered for the opulent flowering of many species.

Later, the party returned to Hill Court for tea, and all agreed that the meeting had been an ideal way of spending a sunny spring afternoon.