Beginner's workshops 27/07/2021 or 16/08/2021
For all new to lichens, but intrigued to find out more. This half-day workshop will introduce you to the range of lichens to be found locally in Treborth Gardens. If weather is on our side, we'll walk through the grounds looking at the form and features of lichens on the doorstep. If wet, we'll have plenty of interesting specimens available for you to examine under dissecting microscopes.
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Intermediate workshop 17/08/2021
For all who are familiar with the forms and features of lichens, and can happily identify a range of specimens, but lack the confidence to progress further. If weather is on our side, we'll walk through the grounds identifying lichens on the doorstep. If wet, we'll have plenty of interesting specimens available for you to examine under dissecting microscopes. Feel free to bring along healthy-looking specimens that are vexing you!
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Cwm Nant y Benlog Bioblitz results can be viewed here:
Picnic with a Porpoise is back! Pack up the sandwiches, blanket and whatever your tipple and join the Living Seas team for this annual popular event! Be sure to get your tickets early as it will be sure to sell out.
Here is your latest issue of Glas, the Llên Natur Bwletin in its newest guise.
The Welsh Poppy: a treasure or a weed?
How perceptions change: 20C, 8 June 2021 and no-one noticed!
The Morfa Bychan garfish
If the stones could only speak….! (the Newbourough warren ruins)
The evolution of our magazine since 2008
Sun halo seen from everywhere - 27 May?
The second Covid spring
Blood letting - a one-time medical procedure
Clwb y Llygaid Bach: Identifying the Owls
This year's Big Butterfly Count will take place between 16th July and 8th August.
Click here to find out how to participate.
On June 30th the Welsh Government formerly declared a nature emergency.
Click here to see how the decision was made.
We’ve recently been getting interesting records of two unusual garden spiders coming in to Cofnod.
Misumena vatia is a large crab spider which sits on flowers and captures bees and butterflies. If the female spider is sitting on a white flower her colour remains white, however she can change to bright yellow if she moves on to a yellow flower!
Nigma puella, the Bleeding Heart Spider was recorded for the first time in North Wales, but there must be more out there! This is a small (3 mm) white spider with pink and green markings that sits on garden foliage.
Please submit your records of these two species, with photographs, to Cofnod using the ORS or the LERC Wales App and help us map their distributions.
Earlier in June we provided another very informative online course in our "How to Record" series. This one was about Butterflies and was presented by the local expert, Jan Miller.
Click here to watch "How to Record" Butterflies
We've recently teamed up with Bumblebee Conservation, through their 'Skills for Bees' Cymru project, to deliver two sessions on Bumblebee identification.
Click here to watch Session 1
Click here to watch Session 2
LERC Wales are working with Bumblebee Conservation Trust to map the rare bumblebees of Wales. For more information about the relevant species and how to submit your records, click below.
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG