Harvest Moon Sunsets

Do you ever have one of those days or projects where you start off aiming to do one thing but end up with something quite different? Well this is a tale of one such occurrence. An example, if you will, of why flexibility is good and how beneficial, accepting...

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Buff Tip Caterpillars

A fairly chunky moth that lives in our region is the Buff Tip (Phalera bucephala). It is often to be seen in flight on a summer’s eve and when resting on a branch, it’s markings can camouflage it as a broken twig. By autumn time, one may notice groups...

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A Moelwyn walk extended

How do these things happen? You decide to go for a medium length, early morning mountain walk, but then end up extending it and walking for most of the day. Our initial objective was Moelwyn Mawr; as seen from Cnicht in the feature image above. The day started with...

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Kleptoparasitism in Water Crickets

A sight that may not be for the feint of heart – 9 Water Crickets (Velia caprai) engage in a feeding frenzy on an unfortunate fly that has fallen into this quiet backwater. This is an act of intraspecific kleptoparasitism, that is, the stealing of food acquired by other...

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Neutral Good Druid

It’s all Tamsin’s fault! I’ve been side tracked on to my lifelong love of all things Dungeons & Dragons. Did this fun survey and here are the results, possibly accurate too? 🙂 I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (7th Level) Ability Scores: Strength-14 Dexterity-17 Constitution-15 Intelligence-17 Wisdom-18 Charisma-15...

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