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

Large Hadron Collider – a lay person’s explanatory view

Why the LHC does not pose a significant risk to the human race. Ok so, as an interested amateur scientist, I’ve waited a good proportion of my life for this experiment to start. It is, perhaps, one of the greatest experiments carried out by mankind and may bring amazing insights in to the structure of