Saturday, 24 June 2017
The WWF has apparently warned that a quarter of England's rivers are now at serious risk of running dry at some points in the year (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/24/quarter-england-rivers-risk-running-dry-finds-wwf). The effects on river life such as aquatic plants, insects and fish are obvious but such events would also be serious for Water voles, otters and birds (like the Dipper Cinclus cinclus shown above).
Friday, 23 June 2017
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
At Swansea University Singleton campus, Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium); Enchanter's nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) and Monkey flower (Mimulus guttatus) were in bloom. On the beach opposite, Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum); Lady's bedstraw (Galium verum); the hips of Burnet rose (Rosa pimpinelifolia); Stone bramble (Rubus saxatilis); Sea stock (Matthiola sinuata); Sea bindweed (Calystegia soldanella); Common broomrape (Orobanche minor) and Rest-harrow (Ononis repens) all made appearances.