Saturday, 14 April 2018
Yet another sighting of an Asian hornet in the UK. This time in a Lincolnshire cauliflower, purchased in Bury, Lancashire (https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/04/13/asian-hornet-identified-in-lancashire/). These insects are well established on the near continent and climatic conditions appear to be encouraging their spread (they have now been spotted several times here). These particular hornets are rather small (by hornet standards) and their sting is not a particular danger to people. This species preys, however, upon many pollinating insects and a real concern is that they will further decimate populations of Honey bees.
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...