Weekly walks and surveys for Garden members and Volunteers

Early Signs of Spring!

Jan 2016: What a difference this year! Frosts this winter have been very few and far between. Indeed there has only been one serious frost, Jan 20th in the whole of the winter so far. November and December were very warm and January has continued the trend whilst not being so exceptional. The downside to […]

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Data Recording and the Weather

December 2015: Although it is almost 5 months since my last post – doesn’t time fly! – the Conservation group have been as busy as ever. Marigold has been Mothing whenever the weather is suitable and the Moth trap working, we have added 10 more Refugia in Trawscoed Meadow, continued with the Bee Pollination survey, […]

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Two and a half years

Feb 26th 2013 – Sept 4th 2015. When we first started out over two and a half years ago we didn’t know how our walks would work out or indeed how often we would be able to do them. Fortunately John had chosen the best morning of the week and ‘Tuesday morning weather’ has become […]

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Lake Dipping

June 30th, July 7th 2015 and July 8th: The last Tuesday of the month and another pollination day. This time the weather was quite warm though we still didn’t find many bees! But a big thanks to all who helped in this very interesting and potentially valuable project. The following Tuesday the weather cleared up […]

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Refugia, Moths and Wildflowers

June 23rd and 28th: Unfortunately the Moth trap battery wasn’t charged, so no Moths on the 23rd. However, it was put out in time for the Wild Flower day and, as can be seen from the photos below, this gave the best yield of the year so far. In the absence of Moths we opted […]

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Waun Las Hay Meadow

June 16th 2015: There are several ways to get to the Hay Meadow in Waun Las; walk there, which is what Howard and Chris did; or take the car unload Jan at the gate and park in Allt Goch as Keith did; or take a car to Pantwgan and walk from there. The latter, as […]

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Moths and Orchids

June 9th 2015: Last Saturday Richard Pryce led a group from the Carmarthenshire Wildlife Trust on a very enjoyable and informative Wild Flower walk in the Waun Las Hay Meadow. It was still a little early for the Butterfly Orchids to be in flower, but we did see quite a lot of them in bud. […]

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Wild Flowers and a Moth

May 19th 2015: Although the Moth trap was set up as usual in Trawscoed Meadow the overnight weather was not very Moth-friendly. Apart from a few Spiders, a loopy little Bug, an unknown Caterpillar and a Micro-Moth later identified by Sam Bosanquet as Ancylis badiana, the solitary Moth we collected was a rather worn Pebble […]

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Wild flowers

May 12th 2015: A dry but rather windy day and, as we disembarked from our cars there was a discussion as to what we should do.  And following on from our previous attempts at identifying Wildflowers, it was decided that we really needed more help.  So we naturally turned to Michael and what followed was  […]

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Refugia

May 5th 2015. Apart from a few spots of rain Tuesday morning defied the forecast and remained dry, though increasingly windy. But the overnight rain had meant no Moths – Marigold didn’t want to be faced with all those drowned ‘Mother of Pearl’ moths like she had had in the bottom of the black box […]

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