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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Pollinators

April 21st 2015. The recent sunny weather has enabled us to ‘collect’ the first Moths of the year – not many but always interesting. One Moth was particularly agitated and it took a couple of hours in the fridge before it calmed down enough for Marigold to identify it – a Lunar Marbled Brown. Moth […]

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Elusive Badgers

Conservation Group Walk 14 April 2015 Weather – Dry,cloudy with sunny intervals,cool breeze ‘With 10 of us looking it should be easy to find the Badger set.’ So said Keith. But it wasn’t and we didn’t! However, before then we set off through Trawscoed wood in search of various wild flowers, including the Dog Violets […]

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Moths

Apr 7th 2015: A gloriously sunny, warm day, in complete contrast to last week. And the Moth trap which John had set out worked so Marigold was able to show us all the first Moths of the year, including the splendid embroidered one she was wearing! The total count, apart from those which escaped were: […]

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Late Spring

Mar 24th and 31st. The mean temperature for the year so far has been less than 5C, with both February and March being cooler than January. So the grass isn’t growing, the Snowdrops are bidding us a reluctant farewell and the Daffodils are still a bit undecided as to whether they should open or not. […]

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