Thursday, 25 October 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/24/ash-dieback-disease-east-anglia?INTCMP=SRCH). The Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is a common stand alone tree and can be a major component of hedgerows. The fungus can easily spread tens of kilometres as spores on the wind. Although the fungus has been recorded in the UK previously, it has, thus far, been limited to garden centres and imported trees (now banned) and its eradication has been relatively easy. Now it's into wild populations, the spread of the disease will be almost impossible to contain. A substantial proportion of the Ash in Danish forests has already disappeared.
- October 25, 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Thursday, 11 October 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/10/un-rising-food-costs-weather?INTCMP=SRCH). Then, on top of that, some grain is diverted to make biodiesel.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/16/wildlife-apocalyptic-summer-damp-weather?INTCMP=SRCH) but butterflies and moths are in a spiral of serious decline.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Friday, 5 October 2012
- October 05, 2012
Wild privet ( Ligustrum vulgare ) flowered in Loughor. In Bynea, Common figwort ( Scrophularia nodosa ); Thrift ( Armeria mariti...
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
A study, using fluorescent microplastic beads, has shown that the larval forms of mosquito that live in freshwater and filter feed on alg...
A recent UK study looking at genetic-predispositions for producing elevated testosterone levels has apparently confirmed the view that t...