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The Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

Grey Wagtails are a bright active bird, rather more colourful than their name suggests. They prefer to live along fast flowing sections of rivers & streams and are native residents across much of Britain, particularly western areas like Wales. An ideal location would be one with plenty of rocks...

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Meadow Saffron at Llanmerewig Glebe

The Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale) is an uncommon and delicate pink flower; a member of the lily family. It is a wild native of Britain and Europe. Whilst somewhat similar to a crocus they can be easily distinguished by the fact that they have six stamens (as opposed to...

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Pipistrelle – Bat Report

Spent a few enjoyable hours recording bat calls last night – here’s a report on some of our insect eating friends, including some recordings to listen to:  Date: 3rd August 2010  Sunset: 9:05pm  Duration: 9:00pm to 12:10am  Location: Foel Friog   Weather: 100% Overcast, quite a dark night; 14degC; occasional...

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