Category: Wildlife Blog

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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 … Continue reading We’re Singing in the Rain! »

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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 … Continue reading Hair Ice »

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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 … Continue reading Winter Moths »

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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 … Continue reading Fungus Fun at Parc Slip Nature Reserve »

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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 … Continue reading Bridgend Nature Reserve Scoops Prestigious Award! »

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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 … Continue reading Bringing Back Heathland at Llyn Fach »

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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 … Continue reading The Slime Mould »

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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 … Continue reading Number 500 at Taf Fechan »

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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 … Continue reading UK Fungus Day 2015 »

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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 … Continue reading An Orchid Revival »

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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 … Continue reading Smut at Pwll Waun Cynon »

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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, … Continue reading Rare Moth Found in Cadoxton Ponds »

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