Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Cardinal Beetles in the logs

Larva and adult of Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. Montage from two separate images.

One of the bonuses of having a log store is the chance of turning up interesting invertebrates in the course of sawing and splitting said logs.  Earlier this month I came across this larva when moving a log that had been stacked for several months.  It turned out to be a larval Black-headed Cardinal Beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea.  These larvae […]


Photographing the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Nash Point, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast stretches from Ogmore-by-Sea in the west to Nash Point in the east. The closest town of any size is Llantwit Major. It’s hard to believe the centre of Cardiff is just 20 miles away. The geology and landscape along this stretch is both interesting and dramatic. At Dunraven Bay and Nash Point the […]


On the move…..

Country lane, Wye Valley

Two grabshots to give me an excuse to announce my move from Sheffield to the Wye Valley, Wales, designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, which it surely is.  Unfortunately, we missed the best of the autumn colour this year but these photos will give some idea of its potential. Once we are settled in I […]