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What's outside


Pedicularis palustris.
Melog y waun
Red rattle or Marsh Lousewort.
At least, I think so. It was growing in a damp meadow not far from the river.


Heddiw - today.

Helyglys hardd - Rosebay willowherb.

Lindys mantell paun - Peacock caterpillar.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Gweirloyn cleisiog - Marbled white.

O dan adain - under wing.

Cheers J.P.


Dim quite outside…

Ond, casglais i blodau wyllt ar gyfer penblwydd fy nghariad. Oedd llawer o blodau wahanol a pert yn ein milltir sgwar ni ac mae yna llydaid llo mawr, blodyn efwr, blodyn moronen y maes, Llysiau’r gingroen, Hocysen, y bengaled, a marchysgallen. Oedd yna cwpl arall nad oeddwn i’n eu hadnabod.

I collected some wildflowers for my partners birthday and there were loads of different and pretty flowers. There are ox eye daisies, hogweed flowers, wild carrot flowers, common ragwort, common mallow, knapweed, and spear thistle to name a few. There were a couple others I couldn’t identify.


Naethon i ymweld y mor ym Mhenarth ddoe a welon ni dwy fathau wahanol o gwymon. Oedd un ohonyn nhw:

Gwymon Danheddog / Enw sais i’w Serrated Wrack / Enw Lladin i’w Fucus Serratus

Y llall:

Gwymon Codog Mân / Enw Sais i’w: Bladder Wrack / Enw Lladin i’w: Fucus vesiculosis

(Mae dipyn bach o Letys y mor yn y llun olaf! A little bit of sea lettuce in the last picture)


Heddiw - Today.

Gwibiwr mawr - Large skipper.

Ddau gweirloyn y glaw - two ringlets.

Glesyn y celyn - Holly blue, (o dan adain - under wing).

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Faint o pidyn y gog - How many lords and ladies.

Cheers J.P.


Filipendula ulmaria


Picris echinoides (Helminthotheca echioides)
Prickly ox-tongue
Tafod-y–llew gwrychog


Heddiw - Today.

Cynffon y gath - Great reedmace.

Gwibiwr bach - Small skipper.

Sioncyn gwyrdd cyffredin - Common green grasshopper.

Cheers J.P.


Bras melyn (Yellow hammer)


This little moth (about 20mm wingtip to wingtip) was in the hand basin this morning so not outside at all, though it must have been before daylight came. When I disturbed it (for its own safety, of course) it settled on the wall.

To my eye it appeared almost pure white but oddly not to the camera.

(just about back to normal activities again)


Bosib gwyn tonnog - common wave possibly.

Heddiw - Today.

Y ganrhi goch - common centaury.

Dryw ifanc - young wren.

Cheers J.P.


I just love the photo of the wren. Great capture!


Hundreds of photo’s , the occasional gem,
always waiting for those lucky moments.

Heddiw - Today.

Cacynen dingoch - Red tailed bumble bee.

Iwrch - Roe deer.

Cheers J.P.


Bwrned Chwe Smotyn / Enw Sais i’w Six Spot Burnet / Enw Lladin i’w Zygaena filipendulae

Mursen Las Gyffredin / Enw Sais i’w Common Blue Damselfly / Enw Lladin i’w Enallagma cyathigerum

Gweirlöyn Y Glaw / Enw Sais i’w Ringelt / Enw Lladin i’w Aphantopus hyperantus


A few pictures from our day out at Bempton RSPB site on Tuesday.

A beetle of some sort?

Two butterflies

A chick relying on camouflage

Gannets nest in close proximity!

Kittiwakes nesting in every crevice in the cliff side


and a young gannet

A kittiwake and a puffin



Oh those are lovely photos, Raymond! I especially like the one of the gannet in flight. Wow!


Great pics! I’m a keen bird/nature watcher too.


I have seen very few butterflies this year so was pleased to see this Small Tortoiseshell -Trilliw Bach in the garden on Friday.