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    Plant recommendations from Botanic Garden research

    The Botanic Garden’s Science Team have been busy researching what plants are visited by pollinators. Their latest paper, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, helps to improve our understanding of which plants are used across the season, and by which pollinators.

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    Inspiring Spaces: volunteering to bring nature to the Health Board

    Volunteering is at the heart of the Biophilic Wales project. We asked one of the longest standing volunteers, why he comes out with us every Tuesday to transform NHS sites….

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    Flowerpot Podcast – The One with Dr Abigail Lowe

    Abi explains how the Botanic Garden was used to examine the links between flowering plants, pollen, hoverflies, bumble bees and solitary bees. She also talks about how her relationship with the Garden began while she was still at school.

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    Peculiar Hair Ice

    Cold, frosty mornings are the perfect time for hair ice hunting, and this rare phenomenon has been seen at the Botanic Garden! Learn how hair ice is formed, and the surprising organism that is responsible for this fascinating spectacle.

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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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    Kate Jones – An Appreciation

    One of our longest serving volunteers has died. Kate Jones was part of small but dedicated team of volunteers who helped turn a few boxes of donated botanical books into the fully listed, organised library that it is now.

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