Sunday, 23 September 2007

Seeing the Changes 48





My usual running route along the river Loughor has suddenly largely been covered with a new coat of asphalt. It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the vegetation and associated insect life. On Cefn Bryn, there seems to be a lot of activity by Devil's Coach horse beetles (Staphylinus olens) and Great black slugs (Arion ater). There is a colony of Chicory (Cichorium intybus) along the river bank in central Gorseinon. Its location near an ATS garage suggests it may have hitched a ride from a holiday location in France.

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