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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Hobbies Weekend at the Botanic Garden

Hobbies Weekend at the Botanic Garden

There’ll be hobbies and handicrafts of all kinds at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on 23-25 May. With displays of dolls’ houses by West Glamorgan Dolls’ House Society, jewellery demonstrations by Maggie C Jones, Dinefwr Photographic Society, British Woodcarvers’ Association, patchwork, quilting, lacemaking and more, there’ll be something for all the family. There’ll be […]

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Falconry Days at the Garden

Falconry Days at the Garden

After the Bank Holiday hubbub it will be time to keep watching the skies and enjoy the ‘Birds of Prey’ display by Pembrokeshire Falconry. On Tuesday and Wednesday (May 26-27), there will be two flying displays – at 11.30am and 2pm – and there will be an all-day display featuring the likes of kites, hawks, […]

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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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