Oct 7th 2014 Ahead of the Fungus Day on the following Sunday we scoured the Garden for any sign of Fungi. Although October had broken the drought Fungi take time to respond and, as we found out when we visited Waun Las, they were still very reluctant to put in an appearance. And, as we […]

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Dry September

23rd and 30th September. The dry and warm weather continued with the consequence that the lakes got even lower, to the extent that there was no flow of water from the first lake by the Aqualab into the next one. Indeed, the only fresh supply of water for that lake was from the stream near […]

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Sept 16th 2014 September, as we now know, turned out warmer than August and was extremely dry. So as Bruce was interested in what pollinators were still active and on what flowers, our group split up, with one lot going into the Double-Walled Garden and the rest of us around the lakes, to see the […]

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The Boat

Sep 9th 2014 – Another glorious, sunny day! This week we decided to use the boat to try to reach the little island in the far corner of Llyn Uchaf. So Huw transported the boat from the old farm buildings to a section of the lake where we were able to actually get into it. […]

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Fungi and Pollinators

Sept 2nd 2014 – hot! This year all kinds of wildlife have been ‘early’ and the presence of Waxcaps and other Fungi in various areas, not just in the Garden, prompted us to turn our attention to what is called the Waxcap meadow in Waun Las. But as well as this Bruce was keen to […]

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Violets, a Butterfly and Moths

Aug 26th.  During the previous two weeks the group has been busy clearing vegetation in Trawscoed woods next to the visitors car park, creating a bit more light as well as getting rid of a lot of the bramble and other weeds.  This week was the time for planting – Dog Violets.  There are already […]

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Mainly Moths

June 17th – Due to my indisposition I have not been able to post anything for the past 7 weeks.  Below is a splendid group of photos that were taken by John James. Identifying moths is never straightforward as can be seen from the following emails! There are a couple of wrongly-named moths in the […]

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Too numerous to count

June 10th 2014  – dry and humid. As any reputable Meteorologist will tell you, there is no such thing as average weather.  Last year we had prolonged spells of very cold weather and the Spring was very late.  This year has been a complete contrast and the Winter has been exceptionally mild with no more […]

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Moths Galore

June 3rd 2014 – dry and dull. Whilst John and Marigold were collecting the Moth trap from Trawscoed Meadow I took the opportunity of counting the Purple Orchids in the first part of the meadow. The first count had totalled, 23, then 29 the next day, 49 a few days later, and today over a […]


Orchids galore

May 27th 2014 Weather – Cloudy, dry and cool though it did get rather sticky later on! Orchids were the theme for today and as we had rather a lot of ground to cover we split up into two groups.  One went by car to the outer reaches of Waun Las in order to survey […]

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