Saturday, 7 April 2018
The rangers in the Virunga Park of the Democratic Republic of the Congo appear to be on a 'war' footing with the disparate armed groups moving into the park to take over land, take trophies and gather bushmeat (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/06/we-know-we-may-be-killed-the-rangers-risking-their-lives-for-virungas-gorillas). The gorillas are the best known endangered animals in this location but other species are also at risk. There have been fire-fights with the ranger's base being taken by insurgents and then being re-taken. Rangers have been killed but they seem determined to protect their animal charges. Conservation is difficult enough without having to fight off well-armed marauding groups!
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...