Saturday, 28 April 2018
It finally looks as if the EU will ban the use of neonicotinoid insecticides throughout the union, with the exception of enclosed greenhouses (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/27/eu-agrees-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides). This has led to claims that crops will be reduced (contested) but the evidence that these chemicals decimate essential pollinators (important in many areas of agriculture) and animals that feed on insects is pretty overwhelming. The decision appears to be logical.
Columbine ( Aquilegia vulgaris ) blooms in Loughor.
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
A report has detailed how climate change is altering life in the warming seas around UK shores ( https://www.theguardian.com/environment...
More items from the moth trap in Loughor. A Hebrew character ( Orthosia gothica ); a Small angl...