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Lovely!! But they look like pys pêr to me! :slight_smile:


Here in the northeastern U.S., we have the famous Brood X periodical cicadas, who emerge every 17 years. Here’s the first one I spotted, on a picnic a couple of weeks ago.

For the six weeks or so that they’re alive and mating, they buzz/hum loudly enough to be heard indoors if you’re close to a wooded area.


I like your observation of nature. When my wife and I went to pick mushrooms, we saw a lot of different beetles that we had not seen before.


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spotted in my garden today - gwyfyn claergoch cinnabar moth (unfortunately looking a bit worse for wear)


Heddiw - Today.

Gweirloyn bach y waun ar llaeth y gaseg - small heath on cuckoo flower.
(click on image for full size).

Cheers J.P.

Oxford walks

Banded Demoiselle (morwyn wych) damselfly - one of many out and about today near the banks of the River Cherwell
While checking out which damselfy it was I came across this short video of Banded Demoiselles from the British Dragonfly Society:


Heddiw - today.

Gweirloyn brych - Speckled wood.

Cheers J.P.


This turned up in a pot in my garden as a mystery plant a couple of years ago. This year it flowered for the first time and, a great surprise, it turns out to be an orchid! :astonished:

Common Spotted Orchid / Tegeirian Brych


Orobranche minor, gorfanhadlen, common or lesser broomrape.
(At least, I think so.) Parasitic on the clover plants all around.


Lovely specimen.


Ophrys apifera, tegeirian y wenynen, bee orchid.
This is the first time I have seen one in our parish. Delighted.


Heddiw - Today.

Barf yr afr - Goat’s beard.

Alarch ifanc - Young swan.

Gwyfyn cynffon gwennol - Swallow tailed moth.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Gwyfyn teigr ol-adain goch - Scarlet tiger moth.

Cheers J.P.


Today - Heddiw.

Gwenyn cacwn yn casglu paill - Bumble bee collecting pollen.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Gweirloyn y glaw - Ringlet.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Adain fachog y cen - Beautiful hook-tip.

Cheers J.P.


If you look very carefully :face_with_monocle: on the right of the photo (click to enlarge) just below the horizon, you can just make out one of a group of 3 or 4 dolphins (dolffiniaid) spotted just off the coast at Nant Gwrtheyrn last week


drew gen i , dim enw yn yr cymraeg heddiw - sorry no welsh name today.

sure struggled to find this moth which is not in the books (of moths).
Unless i am wrong this is the box tree moth first recorded in kent in 2007,
probably arrived in britain with imported plants and has been recorded in wales.

Cheers J.P.


I stuck some of my excess seed potatoes in pots with homemade compost. Thought I’d got mushrooms as well but, although they smell like mushrooms and are white, the gills are the wrong colour so I’m certainly not going to eat them. Anybody got any idea what they are?

I know what this is: Broga, Frog, but I’m not eating him either.