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    A Microscopic Look at Honeybees

    A honeybee’s body has fascinated our industrial placement student Grace Skinner

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    3 Months at the Garden

    Three months at the Garden. I’m Jack and I’m coming to the end of a three-month placement within the Science department at the Botanic Garden as part of the industry year of my BSc Countryside Management at Aberystwyth University. During my time at the Garden I have been involved with various projects and activities. The […]

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    Growing the Future Newsletter – October 9

    The latest news and information from the Growing the Future project’s weekly newsletter

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    Seed collecting on Kenfig National Nature Reserve

    Seed collecting season is upon us, and so far it’s been a fruitful year! The National Seed Bank of Wales was launched at the end of 2018, and since then we have been busy gathering valuable collections of plant material from our own Waun Las National Nature Reserve. This past month saw our first seed […]

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    Pollinator of the day #7 – Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae)

    The cinnabar is a widespread species of day-flying moth. It is readily disturbed by day although it also flies at night. The species is named after the bright red, mercury sulphide minerals cinnabar and cinnabarite. The caterpillars are also distinctive and easily identified by their alternating orange and black stripes; these colours are a form […]

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    Pollinator of the day #6 – Red-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)

    The red-tailed bumblebee is one of our most common bumblebees, often seen in gardens. Queens and workers are black with a strongly red tail however males look very different. They instead have a yellow collar and face, along with a more orangey tail. The queens emerge in early spring, followed by the workers and then […]

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