Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rolling in mud

Meg and Bo get down to serious rolling as soon as they go out.  Meg coats herself in mud first as Bo waits and checks for approval. Bo prepares his roll while Meg attends to her feathers.  Happy horses. Advertisements

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Friends’ day out in Swindon

It was an exciting day out to see impacts of a friend’s activism to protect Swindon’s open spaces and arts which are under attack through council cuts propelled by the government in Westminster.  I set off from Cardiff Central – … Continue reading

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Wales Coast Path: Ogmore to Southerndown

Last sunny Bank Holiday Monday, beside a sparkling sea on one side and baaing lambs the other, we took a walk from Southerndown to Ogmore on the Wales coastal path.  We parked opposite Merthyr-Mawr dunes and caught a bus to … Continue reading

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Spring in the forest, flowers in the village

Springtime rides through Coed-y-Gedrys on the Garth are beautiful.  The tree buds on  beeches have been bright tawny with silky lime green emerging leaf; the catkins have turned pale yellow, contrasting with bright yellows of gorse and forest floor flowers.  … Continue reading

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A Cardiff village green for north Llandaff?

Do Cardiff residents need to protect their local open spaces in the valley of the River Taff? People in Llandaff, who thought that open grass and woodland would remain public space under the Action Plan 2007, are getting fed up … Continue reading

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Local Access Forum: springtime meeting

While we waited outside the Bowls Pavilion in Ynysangharad Park for someone to open the door, members of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Local Access Forum said nothing nice about our RCT council cabinet voting through not just cuts, but also going … Continue reading

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Trackatree: joining “citizens’ science” with a Welsh silver birch

It is fun to pick a tree and go back every week to check out what is called phenology or the seasonal budburst and leaf appearance on the tree, together with flowering plants below.  This is for a project known … Continue reading

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