27 people set out for Anglesey to start the adventure .Some arrived at Conwy Nature
Reserve, lots of birds and a lovely bank of Bee Orchids while others from the group
called at the National Trust Gardens at Bodnant en route to Cemaes where we were
staying on the north coast of Anglesey.
The second day saw us at South Stack R.S.P.B. Reserve on a beautiful morning. The
more lively members climbed the steep hill to look for the very rare spotted rock
rose ; others went down some of the hundreds of steps that lead to the Light House
to see Puffins and Choughs .We then visited Cemlyn Bay with nesting Terns.
The third day was spent bog trotting on the Cors Erddreiniog Fen Nature Reserve.
There were many different habitats and 11 different species of orchids.
The fourth day we travelled to Newborough Warren, and after walking through a stretch
of forest we arrived at the beach where we examined some very old and interesting
rocks and Anne gave us a talk on pillow lavas and how they were formed. We then walked
over a slightly raised beach on to the island of Llanddwyn. This was a wonderful
place with carpets of creamy burnet rose covered with dozens of Burnet moths. We
had our picnic watching ravens on the cliffs and choughs. At the far end of the island
were strange rock formations; so interesting.
The whole four days were spent in glorious sunshine and it didn’t start raining until
the next day, when we were coming home anyway.