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Heddiw - Today.

Gwyfyn teires lleiaf - Lesser treble bar.

Lindys teigr y benfelen - Cinnabar caterpillar.

Mantell paun o dan adain - under wing of peacock.

Picas robin - Robins pincushion.

Cheers J.P.


This cactus only blooms a couple of nights a year. Caught it this morning before it had closed up again completely.


Cachgi bwm


Still very few sitings of butterflies in my garden but I did see a few Small Whites, I think the number of spots on the wings tell me that this is female (benywaidd). I have tried unsuccessfully to find its Welsh name so, if you know, please tell me.


@dougewart It’s Gwyn bach! :slight_smile: And it high time you got yourself a copy of Iolo’s LLyfr Nature methinks! :slight_smile:


Thanks very much @Cetra. I feel rather stupid now as the name is so obvious. I’ll look out for a copy of Iolo’s book it will go nicely with his Llyfr Adar which is always within easy reach of my desk when it isn’t in my pocket.


They’re both great books! I only just got a copy of Llyfr Adar last week and I’m very pleased with it! Llyfr Natur is always within my reach! :slight_smile:


Found this beauty in my garden yesterday - Gold Spot, so maybe smotyn aur?
I’ve started a blog in Welsh about my garden too btw - it will be about wildlife as well as gardening :slight_smile: Please drop by and have a look :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


Gold spot - gem smotiau aur.
great find , thanks for the image.

Cheers J.P.


Diolch John! :slight_smile:


Blog bendigedig Cetra!
Great blog Cetra, look forward to seeing more!


Diolch yn fawr Siaron! :slight_smile: Its exciting and terrifying but I might be talking to Sian Cothi on Radio Cymu about it tomorrow!!! :slight_smile:


Excellent! You’ll be fine - same as talking to anyone else! (At this rate, you’ll be on ‘Garddio a Mwy’ before you know it! :wink: )


Really enjoyed the blog. Will try to remember to listen to Bore Cothi tomorrow.


Thank you, Doug! So glad you like it! :slight_smile:


Ardderchog! Ardderchog!!! Da iawn ti.


I heard it live and you smashed it @Cetra - absolutely smashed it. Well done - you were fantastic - you didn’t sound nervous at all.

Rich :slight_smile:


Thank you Rich! I think Radio Cymru must have a sound effect machine that makes people sound more confident than they are! :joy:


Da iawn @Cetra I’d love to have a listen. Do you remember what time you were on?


Hi Ruth! Here’s a link: I start at about 20 minutes in! Hope you enjoy it! :slight_smile: