Category: Nature

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Woodland Crafts in Penglais Woods Nature Reserve

After taking Morgan for a swimming lesson yesterday morning, in which he didn’t do as asked as usual, we heaed off for a walk in Penglais Woods where there was a special craft day going on. We had a nice little walk along the footpath from the entrance opposite the university and then in a...

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Dyfi Valley becomes Wales’ first biosphere

The Dyfi Valley has joined the ranks of world-famous sites including Mount Olympus in Greece and Ayres Rock in Australia as the first biosphere in Wales. Biosphere reserves are sites recognised by UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – which demonstrate successful approaches to conservation and sustainable development. There are 553 Biosphere...

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Early Morning Wildlife Drive in Wales 0

Early Morning Wildlife Drive in Wales

I had a lovely drive through parts of mid Wales this morning. I’d got up early to go for a record attempt on a local Mountain Bike route. As I left the house at 5am I was greeted by a flock of geese flying low over the coastal raised bog as the sun rose with...

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Evenings on the Dunes

Now that the clocks have gone forward there is plenty of time for getting out and making the most of the light in the evenings. The weather was gorgeous yesterday so Anna, Morgan and I took a stroll across to the dunes. A recent report said that children don’t get to spend nearly as much...

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Fungi Photos and Identification

Not wanting to be outdone by Morgan’s photography from our recent fungi foray here are my photographic efforts. I’d like to be able to identify the various fungi too, but I’m not to hot when it comes to fungi identification so if anyone knows what they are then post a comment and let me know....

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FTF on geocache in Wales

I noticed a new geocache hidden by Tortoiseshell appear about 5 miles from here yesterday morning. I was due to virtually drive past it later in the day so I left home a little earlier than needed and went out on an FTF (First to Find) mission. It was a gorgeous day, the best so...

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Walking around Wales

As a new YHA member I was looking at the location of Youth Hostels last night and dreaming about the idea of walking around the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stopping off at the Youth Hostels on the way. I’m not sure if it is possible yet to do this, but I’ve always wanted to walk the...

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Bird-Watching at Ynyshir 0

Bird-Watching at Ynyshir

There was quite a long run-up to Christmas this year. Anna and Morgan finished work and nursery on Friday afternoon so we had Friday Afternoon, Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the fat jolly red-clothed man himself arrived. I had a new pair of binoculars for my birthday so I had promised Morgan that I’d taker...

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