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    Otter Prints and Otter Poo

    Wildlife surveys have an important role to play in the conservation and improvement of our Countryside and during the construction of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in the 90’s a number of these were undertaken, including bats, birds, badgers, mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles.  Since then, apart from the occasional wildlife walks and bat counts, there have […]

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    The Dragon Tree

    Kindly funded by an Individual Mainline Grant from The Arts Council of Wales, Award Winning Singer/ Song Writer & Author Cheryl Beer has been released from her usual role as a freelance community based Creative Director for 12 months, thus enabling her to tour the West Wales Coastline inventing  a new ‘story for the folk’ […]

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    27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

    The Garden’s pioneering work on Barcode Wales makes it into Buzzfeeds list of the world’s scientific breakthroughs of 2012.

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    A Polecat doing its bit in keeping down the rabbit population

    It was almost two years ago that I first became aware that otters were visiting the stream near the Gatehouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. So I setup a motion-sensitive camera for night-time viewing and waited.  We knew where to place the camera as Otter Spraint, or Otter Poo as I like to call […]

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