COUNTRYSIDE COUNCIL FOR WALES
SITE OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST: CITATION
National Grid reference: SH605770
Total Area: 112.5 ha
A parkland containing ancient trees which support a diverse and interesting epiphytic lichen flora. A total of 118 lichen species have been recorded from all substrata in the Park. The epiphytic lichen flora includes a continental element with the species typical of low rainfall and high sunshine areas more commonly found in southern England. It contrasts markedly with the lichen floras of North Wales woods. Lichen species of particular note include Parmelia soredians, Arthonia impolita, Caloplaca luteoalba, Parmelia reticulata, Rinodina riboris and Schismatomma decolorans. Anaptychia fusca, which normally grown on maritime rocks, is found here on the bark of an oak tree.