Category: Wildlife Blog

Bringing Back Heathland at Llyn Fach

I like friendly wildlife or if you’re being pragmatic and probably more biologically accurate cold-blooded wildlife that can’t actually physically move. I like to think

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Slime-mould eating a fungus by Graham Watkeys

The Slime Mould

Slime-mould eating a fungus by Graham Watkeys The Hazels at Taf Fechan destined for coppicing are usually marked with yellow line marking paint, so seeing

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Calliphora vomitoria at Taf Fechan

Number 500 at Taf Fechan

Calliphora vomitoria at Taf Fechan The day was beginning to look rather Spartan but having reached 499 the previous day with a Cream-spotted Ladybird I

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UK Fungus Day 2015

A day to celebrate fungi? Now you may think this is a crazy idea but hundreds of fungi fans across the UK are gearing up

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Orchid seed collected from Parc Slip

An Orchid Revival

Orchid seed collected from Parc Slip Over the past few months we have been collecting orchid seed from plants around Parc Slip in order to

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The fungal smut Microbotryum saponariae infecting the anthers Graham Watkeys

Smut at Pwll Waun Cynon

The fungal smut Microbotryum saponariae infecting the anthers Graham Watkeys Ok let’s talk smut shall we? It’s probably the only time I can genuinely write

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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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Agapeta hamana Graham Watkeys

Acceptance and 400

It has taken me just over a year to reach it and it hasn’t been without frustrations, realisations and an acceptance of limits BUT on

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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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Pine Marten by Karl Franz

Pine Martens: an ally for our mid Wales Red Squirrels?

The Vincent Wildlife Trust is hoping to boost mid Wales’ struggling pine marten population by bringing a small but significant number of martens from Scotland.

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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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