Can animals really predict the weather? Is it ESP or something equally remarkable?
It’s that time of year when people are considering travel. Of course, 2020 has panned out very differently to recent years; some of us may be reading this in the local paper whilst on our holiday – welcome to our beautiful county of Carmarthenshire! Or perhaps we are planning trips with our families to visitContinue reading “Traveling Trees and Plants…”
This is the unedited version of an article I wrote for last week’s Carmarthen Journal. I have also added some photos and background information that was not included in the article. I also put the joke back in that the journal edited out – apologies for that! “Is it a siege or a sedge ofContinue reading “Heronries in Carmarthenshire”
In my garden I have a beautiful, old oak tree. I have rescued more than one of my cats from it over the years and it is the daily look out post for numerous crows, jackdaws and starlings. I suppose that technically we ‘own’ the tree but that seems ridiculous, I feel a great senseContinue reading “Floods”
So where does the Manx Shearwater belong? I think of it is as a Welsh bird, in fact most of the UK’s Manx Shearwater population lives around the islands off Pembrokeshire – most notably Skomer and Skokholm which are home to around 300,000 pairs. There are approximately 1.5 million breeding Manx Shearwaters in the worldContinue reading “Belonging…or what’s in a name? And can Manx Shearwaters understand Welsh?”
Back in the summer I spent hours and hours in my local woods enjoying nature with all my senses. I was going through a strange time of huge transition in my life and this was my sanctuary. The sight of the green trees was soothing and the familiar path round the woods that I poundedContinue reading “Badgers and the devil’s fungus.”
The Towy valley has been full of mist the past couple of days and it’s been a treat to use some of my other senses to enjoy the natural world. I try and get out for a walk with my dog Blaze before work and we both like to check out what has been happeningContinue reading “Can you smell the weather?”
You don’t get reporting like this anymore! A friend shared this video which got me reminiscing about those days of being woken up by the electric hum of the milk float and the clink of glass bottles on the doorstep. I reflected sadly how these days, many of us drive our petrol cars to theContinue reading “Those Avaricious Avians!”