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From Ancient Woodland to Bombsites

I’ve been looking through the ancient woodland indicator plant list for Pontneddfechan. Is only a light survey and I expect we’ll do much more in the coming season. 253 more words


Fun with #QGIS: recreating ancient woodland

Using #QGIS to plot the remains of ancient woodland lost under larch and pine plantations. This is helping me peel back the softwood cover and look at the woodland below to help with ancient woodland restoration or recreation. 185 more words


Looking at local #ancient #woodland

These posts will be from notes made as I go through the ancient woodland remnants at Penllergare/Llan Valley (SS 62506 99216). I also add notable trees and remnants to the # 556 more words


Short environmental courses for 2018

I’ll be teaching a couple of Saturday courses at the Penllergare Trust woodland classroom. Further details will be on the Penllergare Trust site shortly. As I’ve recently spent a lot of time in the valley looking at the remnants of ancient woodland in the landscape I will lead with two Saturdays looking at the historical records and a guided walk through the valley to look at the landscape. 281 more words


Roadkill: Otters and badgers in Penllergaer

Its a sad outcome of recovering nature in Wales that there is more wildlife to be killed on busy roads. News of another otter killed on the busy road at Pontardulais Road as it passes over the Llan riverĀ  in north Swansea set me thinking of the other recent kill records I had in the area. 616 more words

Ecological Survey

Herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia

Herb Paris is an odd looking plant, it has just four leaves which are aligned opposite each other in two pairs, thus Paris, so nothing to do with the capital of France. 342 more words