The tree I intend to follow – which I think is a beech…
There you go, I’ve revealed what species I think it is – the tree I intend to follow. I believe it to be a European beech, Latin name Fagus sylvaticus (meaning “beech of the forest”). Although of course I could be wrong!
I told how I found this tree in Llandaff Fields, Cardiff, in my last blog post, “First find your tree“.
So here I will mainly just show you photographs (lots) of Continue Reading »
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Which tree to choose?
Nature has a spring in its step this week – and so do I, thanks to Lucy Corrander over at Loose and Leafy, who is coordinating a “tree following” project over the next year. Last time I looked, she already had more than 50 people joining in – and I have decided to sign up, too.
This isn’t my first OFFICIAL post for that project, this is about how I located THE tree I have decided to follow…
My first thought Continue Reading »
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Cherry blossom sprouting on a roadside tree
After months of rain and gales, with floods and falling trees, this week has been comparatively calm in Wales. Winter probably hasn’t finished with us yet, but at last there have been real signs of spring.
I noticed catkins and cherry blossom on roadside trees as I was walking home in the dusk the other night, so took my camera with me next morning. They must have Continue Reading »
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The Indonesian volcano of Rinjani in 1994, by Oliver Spalt on Wikimedia Commons
STOP PRESS: Moments after I published this, reports came in of a volcano erupting in Sumatra – so best wishes to everyone struggling there…
Did you have an irrational fear of something when you were a child? In my case, for a while at least, I was terrified of volcanoes. You might say that’s not so crazy. But as I lived in Wales, where an eruption would be pretty near impossible, I think it was.
So this post is all about what Continue Reading »
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River Wye in full flow at Hay-on-Wye
Who knows where the time goes? I can’t believe it’s already February. I haven’t finished with January yet! In fact I haven’t even finished with Christmas. Continue Reading »
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Dark pink hybrid hellebore in the garden in January
We have had a LOT of rain here in Wales, but at least so far this winter has been mild. You may recall that December still felt like late autumn.
As we near the end of January, there are signs of spring. The hellebores have Continue Reading »
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The start of the Millennium Wetlands at WWT Llanelli…
I did say I would share some more pictures from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Llanelli, a couple of weeks ago when I showed you the birds themselves.
These images are from the wild area of the estuary, beyond the grounds where Continue Reading »
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