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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Not a Sausage!

Went to Mynydd Llangyndeyrn this afternoon, to see if there were any wall butterflies still on the wing and to try to find the colourful and distinctive caterpillars of the starwort on goldenrod. No success, I`m afraid, just a single small heath and I could n`t even find any goldenrod, a plant that I certainly remember growing on the bare, acidic quartzite dip slopes.
Mynydd Llangyndeyrn forms part of the same twin outcrop of Carboniferous limestone and Millstone Grit/quartzite that delineates the edge of the Coalfield, from Kidwelly inland to Carmel and beyond. The Gwendraeth Fawr Valley would be to the right of the photo below.
I`ve had starwort larvae in the past on goldenrod growing near the top of the track near Garn-big, Carmel....I may try there, if I get the chance.

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