Monday, 6 July 2015

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Lots of developments in Bynea with Marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis); Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare); Betony (Strachys officinalis); Orpine (Sedum telephium) and Redshank (Polygonum persicaria) all flowering and Elder (Sambucus nigra) producing its berries.

Friday, 3 July 2015

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Bush day! In Loughor, Garden privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) was flowering with its memory-tingling odour. In Bynea, the alien Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) was starting out.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Visited, in Loughor, by a Lilac beauty moth (Apeira syringaria) last night.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

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In Bynea, Great willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum) was in flower and Ringlet butterflies (Aphantopus hyperantus) were flitting.

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Windy and wet in Loughor but we were graced by the visit of a Poplar hawkmoth (Laothoe populi).

Friday, 26 June 2015

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In Loughor, Rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) was flowering. In Bynea, Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea); Ribbed melilot (Melilotus officinalis); Perforate St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) and Great mullein (Verbascum thapsus) were in bloom. In that location, there were also Blue-tailed damselflies (Ischmura elegans) and a hunting digger wasp (probably Mellinus arvensis). 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

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In Loughor, Lords and ladies (Arum maculatum) was in fruit. In Bynea, Slender thistle (Carduus tenuiflorus) was flowering. The Mullein moth (Cuculia verbasci) were starting in the flower. In Loughor, we were visited by a wave moth and a Small magpie (Eurrthypara hortulata).