Saturday, 31 October 2015

Seeing the Changes 1014





A mixed day in Loughor with the appearance of a whole range of fungi along with a solitary Red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterfly.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Running Out of Puffin


A report suggests that the Puffin and the Turtle dove are amongst the species of birds most at risk of 'extinction' on UK shores, given their current rates of decline (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/29/puffin-turtle-dove-extinction-uk-endangered-species). It is unclear whether their numbers are increasing elsewhere in the world (as might happen if the declines are largely consequences of climate change, which can displace species) or on a downward spiral everywhere (perhaps suggesting that direct anthropogenic-human-mediated- actions account for the declines).

Caterpillars to Post












Some of the varied caterpillars from Sikkim (NE India), showing a range of strategies to minimise predation.

Enough to Make You Turn Veggie?

It's somewhat worrying to read that nearly two thirds of meat plants in England, Northern Ireland and Wales have been in breach of...