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    Plas Pilipala: The first butterflies arrive…

    Our first delivery of butterfly chrysalises have arrived and are all set up in their emergence cage. We were on tenterhooks waiting for the delivery last Wednesday and once it arrived it was all hands on deck to glue and assemble the butterfly pupae for the first time, with Carl giving us hands-on training in…

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    Wonderful Wildflower Day

    I’m running Wales Wildflower Day this coming Sunday (June 26th).

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    Three Minute Thesis: Perfect Pastures for Pollinators

    Andrew Lucas, who researches hoverflies with the Garden, was tasked with explaining his PhD thesis in 3 minutes.

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    Mushrooms, medicine and myth

    Puhpohwee for the People: a narrative account of some uses of Fungi among the Ahnishinaubeg is a long title for a book of only 44 pages!

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    Science team out and about

    The Science team have been out and about on our travels this past week. On Saturday Natasha, our Head of Science, gave a talk on our honey bee research to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association conference in Builth Wells. It covered some of our previous work on DNA barcoding honey, our current honey bee research, and…

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    Introducing… a surprising library

    Most visitors to the National Botanic Garden of Wales probably don’t even know we have a library. We may be one of the Garden’s best kept secrets… but we don’t want to stay hidden!  We welcome visitors whether researchers, students, the Garden’s members, or indeed anyone interested. Because the library is run entirely by volunteers,…

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