Category: Wildlife Blog

Responsible dog walking

Are you a responsible dog owner?

As the Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire, I always look forward to the arrival of spring when across the county, signs of life slowly start …

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Spalting or Pseudosclerotial plates by Graham Watkeys

Fighting Fungi

Spalting or Pseudosclerotial plates by Graham Watkeys Spalting or Pseudosclerotial plates It’s easy even for fungologists to forget that the objects of our interest are …

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A Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee with some Mites hitching a lift by Graham Watkeys

Bumblebee mites

A queen buff-tailed bumblebee with some mites hitching a lift by Graham Watkeys It’s the time of year when bee royalty can be seen hunting …

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Swansea Makes a Splash- Rain Gardens Officially Opened

Today, on St David’s Day, a day of celebration for Wales, the opening of a new Rain Garden was celebrated in Swansea. The Wildlife Trust …

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We’re Singing in the Rain!

Earlier this year, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales were engaged by Natural Resources Wales to create a Sustainable Drainage Scheme (SuDS) in the …

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Hair-ice at Taf Fechan caused by Exidiopsis efussa by Graham Watkeys

Hair Ice

Hair Ice by Graham Watkeys Number 545 Another entry in the occasional series of updates on the species recorded at Taf Fechan and this is …

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Winter Moths

Mottled Umber Moth by Vaughn Matthews Winter may not traditionally be seen as a productive time of year for finding insects but there are still …

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Specimen table

Fungus Fun at Parc Slip Nature Reserve

Specimen table by Fay Cosgrove Fabulous Fungus Explorations on UK Fungus Day Glamorgan Fungus Group held a special event on Sunday the 11th October to …

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Bridgend Nature Reserve Scoops Prestigious Award!

A South Wales nature reserve, Parc Slip, owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, has fought off competition from across …

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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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