Botanical recording at Treuddyn, Flintshire with BSBI

You know you’re in for a good day out when you record 46 species of plant in the car park !

Photo by Betty Lee

Photo by Betty Lee

It helps to have lots of pairs of eyes though…….

We met at Treuddyn, a village near Mold, to record all the plants we could find in the tetrad north of the village – this is a 2 x 2 kilometer square map unit which is commonly used in botanical recording.  The village is situated on the top of a ridge and commands good views over the surrounding rural landscape, with mixed farming, woodland and streams.  We weren’t sure what to expect, as there are very few recent records for this tetrad and much of the area is given over to fairly intensive sheep farming.

We were not disappointed, with 210 plant species recorded on the day 🙂

Here are a few snaps:

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