Saturday, 31 October 2015

Seeing the Changes 1014

A mixed day in Loughor with the appearance of a whole range of fungi along with a solitary Red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterfly.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Running Out of Puffin

A report suggests that the Puffin and the Turtle dove are amongst the species of birds most at risk of 'extinction' on UK shores, given their current rates of decline ( It is unclear whether their numbers are increasing elsewhere in the world (as might happen if the declines are largely consequences of climate change, which can displace species) or on a downward spiral everywhere (perhaps suggesting that direct anthropogenic-human-mediated- actions account for the declines).

Caterpillars to Post

Some of the varied caterpillars from Sikkim (NE India), showing a range of strategies to minimise predation.

Seeing the Changes 1470

Traveller's joy ( Clematis vitalba ) in flower in Loughor.