Pollinating Insects

July 29th 2014 – Lots of interesting photos of the many pollinating insects that are to be found in the Garden and Waun Las. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support.   If any volunteer or member is interested in joining us please send an email to Jane Down– you DON’T have to be […]

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On the Lakes

July 22nd – very hot!  And the first time for the group to use the boat to explore at least one of the lakes – the rest were too low, or even dried up after the recent dry spell. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. […]

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In the Great Glasshouse

July 8th 2014 – Our group was busy in the Great Glasshouse as can be seen from this slide-show. Even now there are still some fungi around as well as insects of all kinds. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. If any volunteer or member is interested in joining us please send an […]

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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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Smuts and Rusts

On the previous Saturday the Wildlife Trust had done their annual Early Purple Orchid count – in torrential rain – and Bruce was keen to know if we had any in Cae Blaen, or Trawscoed South as it used to be called. So four of us headed there and the rest drove over to Pont […]

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Snowdrops

Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Despite the weather not being up to our usual standard the light rain eased enough for us to venture out to Spring Woods where the Garden collection of Snowdrops are located.  Originally these were all labelled, but over the years these have mostly disappeared and of those […]

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Butterflies and Lakes

Last week we set out with the intention of monitoring Butterflies, as part of the Big Butterfly Count.  However, although the weather was still quite warm and humid, it was dull and not only were there almost no Butterflies around – we saw one White in the Double-Walled Garden – but there very few other […]

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The more you look the more you see

A few years ago a student gathered together the Garden species data that had been collected over the years and put them into a spread sheet.  This data represented both ‘proper’ surveys and observations made by individuals on an essentially ad hoc basis.  Some areas are more complete than others but it is obvious from […]

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