A little picture just for the sheer beauty of the vibrant orange colours of this Orange Hawkweed – also known as ‘Fox and Cubs’.
One of my favourite fungi today in the beautiful Tonmawr area of the Afon Valley – Slimy Beech Caps. This particular Beech tree was carpeted with this species, the most I have ever seen growing in one place.
This Owl pellet we found in the Usk Valley is littered with the wing cases of Beetles that gave off a beautiful mix of colours as the light caught them.
I took a photo of this little beauty along the Cefn Onn Ridge near Caerphilly last week and it has been identified as a Bright Line Brown Eye caterpillar. A common species but none the less very pretty.
This stunning Spotted Crake has been present at Slimbridge for the past few days, showing on the dragonfly pond just opposite the Van de Bovencamp Hide. Well worth the trip up this morning.
A beautiful Painted lady butterfly from yesterday afternoon down at Goldcliff.
This lovely scene was taken this week when I stopped off at the Tal-y-Bont Reservoir showing a Cormorant (juvenile bird as shown by the white on the belly) and an adult Grey Heron.
There was a lovely mix of fungi around today in the Llanfynych area including this Jelly Fungus above and other species pf note such as The Panther, Beefsteak fungus, Dryads Saddle and Sulphur Polypore.
It was a wonderful feeling to find a rare Pectoral Sandpiper down at the Goldcliff Lagoons on the morning of the 14th.
Our resident Treecreeper seems to have adopted a novel way of feeding in our garden today.