Wednesday, 30 April 2008

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The Red valerian (Centhranthus ruber) is coming into flower on a wall in Mumbles. The hoverfly Syrphus ribesii was flitting in this area and Oak trees had both Oak apples (galls of the wasp Biorhiza pallida) and Current galls (caused by the the sexual generation of the gall wasp Neuroterus quercusbaccarum).

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Seeing the Changes 1354

Not much change at Crymlyn burrows but Heather ( Calluna vulgaris ) was displaying well and spotted a first Speckled wood ( Pararge ae...