Category: Wildlife Blog

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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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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Sedge Warbler Teifi Marsh

A year of monitoring birds at Teifi Marshes

As the days get longer and migrant birds start to head back from warmer places, the Teifi Ringing Group have been looking back over the …

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Brimstone by Jim Higham

The Butterfly

I encountered a Butterfly yesterday. In fact I encountered The Butterfly. Well I say encountered but what I mean is involuntarily ducked out of the …

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Mycelea under upturned log by TheAlphaWolf

The Wood Wide Web

If you have ever walked into a deep dark wood and had the feeling that everything is connected, that the trees are communicating with each …

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