Category: East Glamorgan News

Coed Garnllwyd wood anemones

Woodland Management in the Vale of Glamorgan

Coed Garnllwyd wood anemones Habitat Piles and Spring Flowers Coed Garnllwyd in the Vale of Glamorgan is a 13ha nature reserve consisting of ancient broadleaved …

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Bridgend Snippets front cover

Bridgend Snippets – Issue 4

Hot off the press from our local Bridgend group; the slightly irreverent, always funny and  informative Bridgend Snippets Issue 4. From fungi to daffodils and even a bit …

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Early flowering Toothwort Taf Fechan by Graham Watkeys

Some spring observations

Early flowering Toothwort Taf Fechan by Graham Watkeys It’s an odd year (you can say that again – the editor). The winter has been warm …

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Some of the nest boxes installed at Llyn Fach - Graham Watkeys

Nest boxes at Llyn Fach

Room with a view – Graham Watkeys The Biffa Award funded Llyn Fach home building scheme gets underway. We now offer a number of well-designed …

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Grey cushioned Grimmia (Grimmia pulvinata) by Graham Watkeys

More Moss

Grey cushioned Grimmia (Grimmia pulvinata) by Graham Watkeys This is Grimmia pulvinata; now with the tendency for the existence of hidden and, to my mind …

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Mowing Pwll Waun Cynon (photo by Chris Lawrence)

Meadow creation at Pwll Waun Cynon

Pwll Waun Cynon meadow mowing by Graham Watkeys Eight people (and an imaginary dog, a Lurcher as it happens) went to mow, and after a …

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Brown-lipped Snail (Cepaea nemoralis) by Graham Watkeys

The Snail

Brown-lipped Snail (Cepaea nemoralis) by Graham Watkeys An embodiment of the golden ratio, a mathematical secret of the universe hidden in the turns of a …

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Bonfire Moss - Funaria hygrometrica Graham Watkeys

Primary colonisers

Bonfire Moss – Funaria hygrometrica Graham Watkeys Another in the series of updates on interesting species recorded at Taf Fechan sees the inclusion of Bonfire …

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Frogs at Coed y Bwl Richard Marks

Frog Went A-Courting

Frogs at Coed y Bwl Richard Marks Frog spawn at Coed y Bwl by Richard Marks Frogs are already on the march at Coed-y-Bwl Reserve …

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Coed y Bwl wild daffodil woods, near St. Brides Major by Richard Marks

Early Spring Flowers Record Breaker

Wild Daffodil at Coed y Bwl L Maiden It’s a record! The first wild daffodils were in bloom at Coed y Bwl reserve on January …

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A Fern Smut larva showing its characteristic brown head and green gut Graham Watkeys

Smutty Ferns

A Fern Smut larva showing its characteristic brown head and green gut Graham Watkeys This is about smut, but not the fungal kind of smut …

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Blackbird at Parc Slip by Vaughn Matthews

Parc Slip and The Welsh Wildlife Centre in the New Year

Dust off your wellies this New Year and make a resolution you will enjoy keeping! Parc Slip’s Visitor Centre will be open as normal from …

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