Category: East Glamorgan News

Shrill carder bee by Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Rare Bumblebees found at Dow Corning’s Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve

For the past few years the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) has been managing Dow Corning’s Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve for in

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Nemophora cupriacella a new record for Breconshire by Graham Watkeys

The Rare Beasts of Taf Fechan

Animals (and plants for that matter) don’t know (or particularly care) where they are “supposed” to be. They don’t read species lists or look at

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Clay Triple Lines at Coed-y-Bedw by George Tordoff

Successful Moth Trap Event at Coed y Bedw

A public moth trapping event was held at WTSWW’s Coed y Bedw nature reserve on July 19th. Moth Trapping by Vaughn Matthews Located only 3km

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Magor Marsh, Gwent Levels (Gwent Wildlife Trust)

M4 Relief Road- make your voice heard

On 16th July 2014, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart, announced that the Welsh Government has adopted a plan for a new

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Snippets

Snippets from Bridgend

Exactly ten years after the last edition of our long running newsletter Snippets is back making a welcome return with a new format, change of  editor and

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The Good, The Bad and The Slimy

Something sinister is lurking in the undergrowth at our Coed Y Bwl reserve in the Vale of Glamorgan. Oozing along the woodland floor are a

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Taphrina betulina sample by Mike Bright

Alder Tongue

Rudi and I recently went for a wander around Parc Slip hoping to find signs of a little known fungi, Taphrina which is a genus

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Watch Out - Local school group try out new opera glasses

Donated Opera Glasses

Thanks to The London Opera Glass Company we have had 30 pairs of opera glasses donated to the Trust for children to use. Watch Out

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Unknown Wales 2014

Our popular Unknown Wales conference is coming around again. On Saturday 11th October you have the opportunity to be treated to a range of interesting talks

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Lunar Hornet by V Matthews

A good week for rare moths at Parc Slip

The second week in July has been a particularly good one for finding rare moths at Parc Slip. As usual we have run the weekly

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A Dark Green Fritillary – never, as far as I’m aware, recorded at Taf Fechan before - Graham Watkeys

The secret of the happy surveyor or have emergency umbrella will bimble.

The Happy Surveyor must Dilly-dally and shilly shally, Wind and rove Amble, saunter and dawdle Digress, meander and shuffle Mosey, tootle, mooch and bimble Gallivant,

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Small Blue

Small Blue butterfly makes a comeback at Parc Slip

The small blue butterfly (Cupido minimus) is the UK’s smallest butterfly, with a wingspan of only 16-27mm. It’s a beautiful little butterfly, recognised by the

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