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Picture in Picture of the Past in the Present

I came across a cool little idea yesterday on a website called ‘Dear Photograph‘. It’s a simple idea where you take a photograph of a photograph. The photograph comes from the past but you overlay it in the same position in the present so that you end up with a photograph of the past in...

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Springwatch Webcams at Ynyshir

Springwatch starts tonight on the BBC. As mentioned elsewhere in this blog, this year (and for the next couple of years at least) they are coming live from Ynyshir RSPB Nature reserve in the Dyfi Valley, just up the road from us here in West Wales. It’s the perfect place for them with stunning scenery,...

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I spotted a couple of Skylarks in the garden this morning. We see quite a few around here and on sunny days in the summer can hear them singing constantly whilst in their distinction display flight. It’s good to see them because, although they are the UK’s commonest lark, in recent times the Skylark population...

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Planets in the Night Sky Widgets I’ve always wanted to know more about the various objects we can see in the night sky. I know a few of them but I’m certainly no expert, I just have never got around to really studying the sky and learning what everything is. [Edit April 4th 2015 – I’m actually getting a...

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Winter Firsts

Well, we had our first sprinkling of snow for the winter last night. Only a tiny bit here and temperatures were down to -1.2ºC on the weather station. Morgan was unimpressed, but Anna and I are always excited by a bit of snow. There could be a bit more on the way as well. If...

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Open Water Swimming Widgets I’ve always been a fairly good swimmer and enjoy swim sessions in the pool, but driving back and forth to Aberystwyth to get to the pool is a bit of a pain. I’ve therefore ordered myself a wetsuit and cap so that I can do some open-water swim training here in Borth and...

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Dropbox – Even cleverer than I thought!

I’ve been using Dropbox for a while as a really useful way of sharing files with clients, friends and family. It’s very clever in the way it works with a nice little menu item on my computer that links directly to my local dropbox folder. Anything I put in that folder get automatically synced to...

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My moth makes it to the BBC

The Chamomile Shark moth that I caught last month has made it to the BBC. Article here and Slideshow here. Hopefully the article will encourage a few more people to buy a moth trap and start moth trapping in Ceredigion, or prompt people who have been recording moths in the county to submit them to...

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National Moth Night 2010

National Moth night is this coming weekend, May 15th to be precise. It is an annual event that is the UK’s  celebration of moths and moth recording. The date varies each year to focus recording efforts on different parts of the season. To take part in National Moth Night 2010 all you need to do...

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