Category: East Glamorgan News

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries by Tom Marshall

Rhondda Hillsides

We are embarking on an exciting new project in the Rhondda catchment alongside partners that include Natural Resources Wales, The South Wales Fire Service and …

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Anania perlucidalis by Vaughn Matthews

Rare Moth Found in Cadoxton Ponds

Rare moth species discovered at Dow Corning’s Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve For the past few years we have been managing the Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve, …

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Taf Fechan Bee Orchid by Graham Watkeys

Chasing the Butterfly of Coincidence

Sometimes one thing leads to another and that other thing can be rather unexpected. I knew there were Small Heath butterflies on our reptile slope …

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Tawny Owl Mike Bright

Bridgend Group Wildlife Wobble

If you are free on Saturday the 15th of August why not join the Bridgend Group on their ‘Wildlife Wobble’?Tawny Owl Mike Bright This is …

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Parc Slip Pollinators

Prep work for the new herb garden (plus some other plants) was completed on Friday by Tims Work Party, and then the planting was done …

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After at Pwll Waun Cynon

Humphry Bogart Vs Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed removal is often a long drawn out fight but one that is ultimately winnable. So a short history of Fallopia japonica: introduced to …

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Sunny scrub clearance

The Taf Fechan method

Is meteorological consistency too much to ask for? I think vindictive atmospheric flip flopping between cold blustery, rain and baking hot sun every 5 minutes …

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deer truffle (Elaphomyces granulatus)

Oak mooching

There I was mooching under an Oak (as you do) when out of the corner of my eye I noticed what I thought was another …

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One of the willing hay gatherers by Graham Watkeys

Pwll Waun Cynon C.1820

You don’t need a flux capacitor to time travel you just need a hay rake and a large field like this one at Pwll Waun …

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Delicate burn at Y Gweira by G Watkeys

Fighting fire with fire

This week we teamed up with the South Wales Fire Service to carry out a controlled burn at Y Gweira Nature Reserve.  The reserve is part of …

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Making an otter holt at Coed y Bedw - V Matthews

Providing a home for otters at Coed y Bedw Nature Reserve

Otters are one of the UK’s largest carnivores and are an unusual example of an animal whose fortunes have dramatically improved over the last few …

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Sand martin by Richard Bowler

Help Sand Martins at Parc Slip

Sand martin by Richard Bowler Parc Slip Nature Reserve is the Wildlife Trusts flagship nature reserve in South Wales. Over the past two years the reserve …

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