Dragonflies in Wales – from the records
Recording the water-bird splendour of the Dee Estuary
Y Tywyddiadur – the extreme drought of 1887 in Wales and beyond
Outlined in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series (Natur Cymru 50 and 52) were the types of Welsh diary data found in Y Tywyddiadur (“The Weather Record”), which forms part of Llên Natur’s website. This time DUNCAN BROWN and TWM ELIAS present diary and newspaper records which contribute evidence to the discussion regarding the long period of extreme drought and its substantial effect on Europe at the end of the 19th century.
This article is written in Welsh. You can read a translation here.
Common terns at Shotton – a Welsh success story
There was good news in 2014 from Shotton, Flintshire, home of the largest common tern colony in Wales: birds successfully bred, with a minimum of 445 chicks fledging, for the first time since the colony failed to breed in 2009. The Merseyside Ringing Group has been involved with the colony from its inception 45 years ago. Group member PETER COFFEY explains the development of the colony and its significance nationally, explores why the colony failed to breed, and describes what has happened since.
Teifi Marshes nature reserve – from water shrew to water buffalo
Teifi Marshes nature reserve was first introduced to Natur Cymru readers back in the autumn of 2004 (Natur Cymru 12). Still under the management of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, the reserve has changed considerably since then. NATHAN WALTON brings us up to date with the management of this special site and its habitats and species, and explains why it is one of Wales’s most important wetlands.
The Argent and Sable moth and its association with bog myrtle in Wales
Ty Newydd – an environment to write about
60 Years Ago – the story of a National Nature Reserve
Seashores: An Ecological Guide by Julian Cremona
The Ash Tree by Oliver Rackham
Discoveries in Science
Interesting insights from the National Museum Wales
The 3D slide collection at Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Wales
Nature at large
A live stranding of a pygmy sperm whale on the Anglesey coast
From the garden
It’s all happening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Running a farm on a National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden Wales
Tribute to Ziggy Otto
By Charlotte Gjerlov
Islands round up
Our regular look at the islands off the Welsh coast. This time:
News from Skomer and Skokholm
Following the work of Natural Resources Wales
Offshore monitoring with CEFAS and Natural Resources Wales
In my front garden
Life on the street: the joys of pavement plants
Our regular page from the charity Buglife
Riverflies in Wales
Woods and forests
News from Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales
Can Ancient Woodland benefit farmers without detrimental impacts on the farm balance sheet?