Surprisingly, Mussorgsky's masterpiece was not on my mind as I struggled up the Roman road to a height of about 1500 feet to reach the heather on the flank of Pen y Clogau. I needed to find a sheltered spot for the Heath trap - it was quite breezy high up, so I set up in the middle of the depression that was Pwll Dudrwyth. I've been up there many times in the last 17 years and have never seen standing water in the pool, although it was a bit soggy underfoot. So, the trap was standing in a small upland bog, surrounded by heather: I was hoping for a few mountain species.
And few species it turned out to be! Seven species, to be precise, including: