Valley Naturalist: Clubmosses


It was in August 2017 that I stumbled upon a thriving colony of alpine clubmoss beside a monitor on a tip within the Canada Ideas space of the Blaenavon Industrial Panorama. After a go to from the joint county botanical recorders it was confirmed as the primary report for the vice county of Monmouthshire and essentially the most southerly inhabitants within the UK. Since this time I’ve made frequent visits to verify on its progress and that of a close-by patch of fir clubmoss.

In the beginning of the Easter break I made a decision that one other verify of the clubmosses was so as together with fast take a look at a disused industrial reservoir, now simply marshy grassland for a potential marsh clubmoss. Whereas I wasn’t fortunate sufficient to search out the marsh selection I did discover two new patches of alpine clubmoss. The primary was roughly 100 metres south west of the unique website with the second over 500 metres north. Though marginal, however the brand new south westerly website is now essentially the most southerly within the UK. 

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