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Pys Pêr Mae’n arogl bendergedig!


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