2016 #30dayswild #30diwrnodgwyllt

Last year, I managed to complete a daily blog for #30DaysWild, but this year has taken a different turn. The response hasn’t been on a daily basis – but it’s been equally as dramatic! Today is the solstice- complete with a full ‘Strawberry’ moon. A once in 70 years occurrence. Once in 70 years to consider and contemplate things differently.

Beth felly sy’n wahanol?

So, what has happened over the last 20 days?

I started the month in London. What a great place to start searching for a connection with nature.

Mae’r arwyddion yn glir:

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We strive for greenery. On building sites. In city centres. Why make it superficial?

When being tourists we look at landmarks.

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Edrychwch mwy i’r dde / Shift the focus to the right – et voila!

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Pam nad ydym yn talu sylw i’r coed? When do we focus on trees?

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Not just from a natural history perspecitve – but purely from a historical one.

Over 50,000 people are estimated to have been executed here between 1300 and 1783. Now that’s wild.

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On returning to Wales, time to reflect

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Living near the coast, brings multiple opportunities to be wild; every day.

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But many of us harbour fear. (Pardon the location pun!) Why?

In a local car boot sale (every Saturday in Burry Port weather permitting), a lot of people were disturbed by the flurry of swarming flying insects. What were they? Bees? Flies? Wasps? They certainly created a panic.

Wedi f’ysbrydoli gan #30DiwrnodGwyllt, dyma fi’n tynnu llun er mwyn darganfod enw’r creadur oedd wedi achosi cymaint o bryder. Falle na fyddwn wedi trafferthu i neud hyn heb ysbrydoliaeth #30DiwrnodGwyllt. Pam fod angen esgus i fod yn chwilfrydig?

These were the culprits:

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Summer Chafer Beetle – Amphimallon Solstitiale.

Yes, – Solstitiale; the solstice / Yr heuldro.

It’s all in the name!

Looking back at last year’s entries, the blue tit that flew into the window was almost duplicated by a similar incident with a young house sparrow.

At first, it didn’t look promising:

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Ond, ar ôl 15 munud:

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And then after 25 minutes, she flew away. Quite a recovery!

Once again this year, birds are a big part of the wild adventure. We now have a close relationship with our robin (who I call ‘Jac’ even though he’s not a sparrow!)

Mae aderyn du benywaidd hefyd wedi dechrau ‘canu’ a ‘galw’ am fwyd. Mae hi’n hynod o gyfeillgar. Am drysor amhrisiadwy!

My daughter Heini has always been interested in skulls, snake skins and skeletons. Perhaps it’s the letter ‘S’ she drawn to! On a garden exploration, we found this frog skeleton near the compost heap.

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To complete the circle of life, I found this baby frog today. Less than the size of my thumbnail!

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Mae nerth rhyfeddol tu ôl i gylch bywyd y byd natur. Mae cymaint o’r ffeithiau tu hwnt i ddeallusrwydd pobl – a dwi ddim yn rhagweld hyn yn newid wrth i ni foddi yn natblygiadau sy’n seiliedig ar ‘wybodaeth’ ac nid ‘deallusrwydd’.

So, there we have it. 21 days in. 9 days to go. I wonder what’s around the corner?!

 

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