Hedgehog footprint

The original intention had been to look for early signs of Autumn and to monitor the ‘harvest’ and how it might be affecting wildlife.  But the weather has been so mild that few trees gave any sign of relinquishing their leaves. And today was a gloriously bright, sunny and eventually quite warm day.  So rather […]

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Ants – and glowworms?

Another Tuesday and, although there were a few showers to start with, by the end of the walk it was really quite warm. As a result of the recent sightings of a GreenWoodpecker it had been decide that it would be a good idea to search for it, and also for its food source – […]

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Spring Woods Fungi

We are so used to dry weather on a Tuesday morning that it was a bit of a surprise when, as some of us met up in the car park, it started to rain and turned into quite a heavy shower.  But by the time we had finished our usual pre-walk natter it had eased […]

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The Candyfloss Fungus

As a result of a brilliant talk the previous Friday on Hedgehogs by Dawn from the Gower Bird Hospital we had 4 new volunteers joining us on a gloriously warm, but extremely humid late September day.  A big welcome to Anne, Barry, Joan and Hazel. So taking advantage of the weather the twelve of us […]

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Variety is the spice of apple weekend

Variety is the spice of apple weekend

The organisers of the Apple Weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales are promising another bumper crop of everyone’s favourite fruit. Come October 19-20 and there will be plenty of apples to try, taste and buy at the ever-popular event with a stunning display of 400 or so varieties at the core of the […]

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What are these Fungi?

This week something a little different.  There was a walk in Pont Felin Gat and John took lots of photos of Fungi.  Trouble is we don’t know the names of most of them.  So can you help? [Show picture list] Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. [Show picture list] Slideshows require the Flash Player and […]

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Curator's Blog October 2013

Curator’s Blog October 2013

Well it has been a fantastic summer an excellent growing year and a year where we have been able to get stuck in to all manner of tasks in the garden. Now it is raining the leaves are turning colour and the days are rapidly shortening; with the shorter days a flurry of short day […]

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Garden treat for fairies

Garden treat for fairies

All fairies get free admission to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Wales Fungus Day – Sunday October 13. The annual celebration of fungi features guided walks of fairy rings and tours of the Garden’s famous (and very rare) waxcap meadows as well as a chance to get up close and personal with some […]

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The Great Glasshouse

Well it had to happen – a wet Tuesday morning in Wales!  And as it had been correctly forecast we were prepared.  As Bruce said, noone has really looked at insect life in the Great Glasshouse or the Tropical House. So this seemed an excellent time to do just that, otherwise winter would be on […]

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