Category: East Glamorgan News

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 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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Reed Warbler

Birding Challenge of Parc Slip Nature Reserve

This year I decided to do a Patchwork year list, joining a few of my birding friends in signing up for the challenge.  Whilst my

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Glow worm by Mike Bright

A Glowing Example

A young naturalist is out on the hunt for some interesting bugs this summer. Rudi Bright, the youngest and very active member of the Wildlife

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And sometimes you get lucky! I’ve been informed this is Celypha lacunana

Some trouble with micro-moths…

Do you suffer from stroppy camera syndrome?   This syndrome has many symptoms but probably the most terrifying is the undecided battery charge indicator.  It changes

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