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    BIOSCAN at the Botanic Garden

    Have you noticed one of the unusual tent structures set up in Cae Trawscoed or the Double Walled Garden? They are in fact Malaise traps, which are tent-like intercept traps to catch flying insects. Here, we set up two Malaise traps each month throughout the year to collect insects as part of the BIOSCAN project, run by the Wellcome-Sanger Institute.

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    The Lichening Rod

    In the depths of winter, it may seem hard to find signs of life while out enjoying the natural world . . . that is until you discover lichens! Through this blog post, I hope to open your eyes to their mysterious and elusive world

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    Flowerpot Podcast – The One with Kathryn Thomas

    Bruce Langridge chats to Kathryn Thomas about the work she’s been doing to improve the biodiversity of land managed by the Swansea Bay University Health Board.

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    Autumn Berry Guide

    Autumn is harvest time, when the fruits of nature provide colour in the hedgerows as the leaves begin to fall from the trees.

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    Flowerpot Podcast- The One with Dr. Laura Jones

    Laura explains how being based at a botanic garden has really helped in her research, including helping Wales be the first country in the world to DNA barcode its native flora.  

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    Live Well Growers – Amy

    As ever we laughed a lot, shared stories, planned new veg beds

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