Here's your menu for this month's Llên Natur Bwletin 158 - as varied as ever, and equally interesting we hope:
The mystery of the Prenteg Crystal Stones
Iwan Roberts’ plant - the lungwort
A change in the weather, 8 February
Early signs of spring
Tame Snowdonia goats of yesteryear
Marmalade, chewing gum and U-boats
Great diving beetles in strange places
Luis' birds of Patagonia
Covid’s little treasures
Aims of Outside the Honeypot: wildlife recording in the urban world:
>Understand the wealth of recording and monitoring undertaken in urban area
>Discuss how NFBR can better support urban recording
>Link biological recorders and citizens in an urban context
>Understand research in the urban world
>Celebrate our rich natural heritage and show how nature can thrive in an urban context
Spaces on this 2-day virtual conference cost £5 per person
Book here via the FSC website.
Hosted by Field Studies Council's Biolinks project and in association with the Tanyptera Trust and World Museum Liverpool.
The “White Moulds, Ramularia and Phacellium Anamorphs in Wales and Britain” is the latest in an
award-winning series of books on phytoparasitic fungi written by the Welsh Microfungi Group. This volume
covers the White Moulds which are a comparatively neglected group compared to the Rusts, Smuts,
Downy and Powdery Mildews. However, they are very common and can be conspicuous, infecting a wide
range of plants and a few species are economically important as agricultural and horticultural pathogens.
There are around 350 species worldwide, including about 108 recorded for Britain and Ireland, of which 81 have so far been found in Wales. Most are surprisingly easy to identify.
Copies, as a result of financial support from the British Society for Plant Pathology and the British
Mycological Society, only cost £6.50 plus £3.20 p&p directly from Ray Woods, Ty Mawr Mill, Builth Wells,
Powys. LD2 3SH.
Hard copies will also be available from on-line book suppliers (ISBN 978-0-956 5750-5-0) and digital copies can be download free from
This is a once-in-a generation book on the state of birds in Wales.
July 2021 • Over 200 images • 608 pages
Hardback ISBN 9781800859722
£25.00 (usual price £45.00)
Use code WALES50
Join Jean Matthews, Sam Dyer and Martin Bailey to learn how best to record mammals across North Wales. Many different groups of mammals will be covered, so this is a golden opportunity to learn some useful tips on improving your own mammal records.
Here are the highlights of Bwletin Llên Natur 158 (March).
More on making ropes
Probing for sheep in the hard winter of 1963
The Aurora Borealis through the ages
Rose-hip syrup - a cottage industry (almost!)
Remembering Peter Benoit - the unique Barmouth botanist
The birds of rivers and lakes (another ‘Llygaid Bach’ (I-Spy) poster
Creating a Meadow in the Conwy Valley (Spring into Action with Plantlife talk). An interesting and inspiring YouTube account of how Trevor created this amazing habitat on his land in the Conwy Valley.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG