This is what it looks like after a large number of conifers have been felled and removed for their softwood (Tan-y-Bwlch, Gwynedd). Non-native species still account for around one-half of the woodland area in Wales. However, Woodland (all types of trees) area has increased in the UK and is now 13.3%. Source: Forestry Facts &Continue reading “Clearout”
Category Archives: Local Interest
Just Another View
Conwy Marina (not our own Marina), the Mulberry, Ysgol Aberconwy, a corner of Conwy Golf Club course and the A55 snaking into the distance in the shade of Conwy mountain.
Making a Bee Line For It
With the whole year ahead of us, now is the perfect time to start planning your garden planting. Do keep in mind the types of flowers that will attract and support bees. Don’t forget the solitary bees too. Enjoy your planning and to reaping the rewards later in the year.
This Might Sting a Bit
A wasp gives away the entrance to the colony’s nest (Left photo above) hidden in the rockery, and it’s very necessary to protect yourself when getting rid of the nest. Wasps don’t just build their nests in your house but they can still cause problems to people when nesting close to your property.
Argentinian Capybaras celebrate, in their own way, Argentina winning the football World Cup in Qatar:-
Feed the Birds
Please remember to feed the birds, especially during this very cold time. Water for them too will need regular topping up to prevent it from freezing during the day.
Get Your Goat
High on a hill was a lonely goatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo …….
The ultimate in Free Range Chickens hanging out on a hillside in Snowdonia with some of their ewe friends. They’re a bit tired after dismantling their own hen house having decided that they needed to re-build with wide bi-fold doors to take better advantage of the view.
If you wander down to the very tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, you will discover Bardsey Island just 2-miles off the coast. There are 12-properties on the island and nine of them are holiday cottages. There is no electricity. The island is owned by the Bardsey Island Trust and is a National Nature Reserve, aContinue reading “Ynys Enlli”
Here’s a photo taken from an aeroplane on Wednesday this week as it flew along the North Wales Coast. From Colwyn Bay to the Llandudno isthmus sticking well out into the sea, the Conwy Estuary and cloud topped Snowdonia, the Menai Strait and Anglesey.