Tulips & Circadian Rhythms

Some of our tulips are now out, merrily opening & closing their blooms according to their own schedule. What is it that drives this schedule?   Click image to view larger version … The tulips  have their own biological clocks built in; this is what drives the circadian rhythm of flower opening & closing. The

Cymer Abbey, Dolgellau

A little way out of Dolgellau, adjacent to Llanelltyd, lie the ruins of an ancient Cistercian abbey. It was a dull, wet & windy day today but since we needed to visit Doll anyway, an educational walk around the abbey seemed in order. Cymer Abbey was founded by Maredudd ap Cynan in 1198 and populated

Butterflies of Wales

The sunshine is back! So posted here, are 10 butterflies that you might see if you visit Mid Wales. I photographed all of them at my home in Dyfi forest. They are: Comma – Polygonum c-album Small tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta Wall – Lasiommata megera Small white – Artogeia rapae