Walk on the wild side at Forage Festival

Walk on the wild side at Forage Festival

There is little more rewarding than exploring the countryside and finding food growing wild that you can take home and use in your cooking. The natural world has so much to offer in the way of culinary delights and the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ fun weekend will allow you to explore your wild side. […]

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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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Garden seeks stars of the future

Garden seeks stars of the future

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching an apprentice scheme for young gardeners of the future. The new scheme, announced today (Friday May 15), was described by Curator Simon Goodenough as “an inspiring innovation for the Garden and for horticulture in Wales”. Recruitment will begin shortly with the first placements starting in September 2015. […]

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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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