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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 Angelic Host of Live Well Growers

    I know it gets said every time someone writes or talks about the Live Well Growers,  but it truly is a special place where mutual support is given and received from people who understand brain injury because they have experienced brain injury.

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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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    Flowerpot – The One with Paul Smith

    In the latest Flowerpot podcast, Bruce Langridge chats to Paul Smith, Head of Education at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

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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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    Our Blooming Meadows are Booming

    In 2020 we started to collect and sell wildflower seed from our Waun Las National Nature Reserve hay meadows. This year we significantly increased the amount of wildflower seed that we harvested thanks to the joint effort of a great team of Botanic Garden staff

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