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Mwy o brithion (more fritillaries). Cricklade.
I don’t have @ramblingjohn’s skill with photos, but the field was full of them - up to the trees at the back.


I miss the curlews very much too :cry:

Those fritillary in Cricklade are very familiar @Betterlatethan but from a more recent past.

St George’s Mushrooms - Pengrwm Calan Mai.
I took these snaps on April 14th & they looked like they’ve been around for a good few days.


Heddiw - Today.

Copor bach - small copper.

Neidr y gwair - Grass snake.

Clychau’r gog - Blue bells.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw, copyn alert - today spider warning. (for those that asked).

Llyffant y gwair coch a du - Red and black froghopper.

Copyn hela - Nursery web spider.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Glesyn y celyn - Holly blue.

Pidyn y gog - Cuckoo’s point/lords and ladies.

Chwilen y sgarled - Cardinal beetle.

Gwyn blaen oren (gwrywaidd) - (male) orange tip.

Gwyn blaen oren (benywaidd) - (female) orange tip.

Cheers J.P.


Yn yr ardd heddiw. Nyth Bronfraith - dw i’n meddwl. - In the garden today. A Song Thrush’s nest - I think.


Birds of prey maybe, but I’m pretty sure not red kites as I think they are carrion feeders.



As I said “(Dim ond Joco / only joking)”, but according to RSPB Red Kites eat “Mainly carrion and worms, but opportunistic and will occasionally take small mammals.”. I have often seen them swoop down on small living targets in the fields around. They have largely displaced buzzards locally but when you do see them together, they seem to coexist very nicely. I have often seen them being harassed in flight by carrion crows, though.


Hediw - Today.

Blodau cerddinen - Rowan flowers.

Gwyfy hirgorn gwyrdd - Green longhorn moth.

Cheers J.P.


… ac yn fy ngardd heddiw … nyth mwyalchen - and in my garden today … a blackbird’s nest.


Heddiw - Today.

Tarianbryf y ddreanen wen - Hawthorne shield bug.

Creyr glas - Grey heron.

Rhywogaeth pryf gwellt - Cadis fly species.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Lydis o gwyfyn dad-ddeiliwr - caterpillar of mottled umber moth.

Teigr y benfelen - Cinnabar (moth).

Mursen las gyffredin - common blue damselfly.

Cheers J.P.


Yn yr ardd heddiw, Pedwar mwyalchen ifanc ond dim ond dwy fronfraith ifanc. In the garden today four youn blackbirds but only two young song thrushes.


Wnes i wylio’r codiad haul yng Nghaliffornia fore dydd Llun.
I watched the sunrise in California on Monday morning.


Heddiw - Today.

o dan adain gwyn blaen oren - Under wing of orange tip .

Gwybedyn mai - May fly.

Lyndis teigr scarlad - Scarlet tiger caterpillar.

Pryf sgorpion - Scorpion fly.

Cheers J.P.


Today - Heddiw.

Cloc dant y llew - Dandelion clock.

Lyndis yfwr gwlith - Drinker caterpillar (gwyfynod - moth).

Cheers J.P.


From our walk to Wytham Wood, nr Oxford, eight days ago, in a Thames-side meadow a very lonely (and out of focus :roll_eyes:) orchid - Early-marsh orchid??/Tegeirian y gors cynnar??-


I miscounted the young song thrushes the other day. There are three and they’re growing well.


From my neighbor’s garden…

Rhosynnau melyn, pinc, ac oren.


I do love neighbours who care about their gardens. A lovely garden is a gift to any passer by.