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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Brighter times for the dingy skipper

Amongst all the doom and gloom about the plight of biodiversity these days there are success stories to be found. One positive story is that of the dingy skipper in Gwent. Its liking for the sprasely vegetated habitat of quarries and colliery spoil has benefited this species significantly. This afternoon two individuals were present in the dry and disused Nant y mailor reservoir near Abersychan. Other inverts showing well were slender ground hopper, orange tip, green veined white and peacock.

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