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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Meadow magic

You can't visit Llandegfedd Reservoir at this time of year just to look at birds because there's so much more to see. The MG5 grassland that makes up most of the habitat on The Island is currently awash with hay rattle, serveral species of orchid and gems such as adders tongue fern, and where there's flowering plants there's insects. A little sweeping netting and no end of creepy crawlies present themselves, most notably early instar phases of meadow grasshopper and short winged conehead.

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