The Red Kites of Treflach

The Red Kites of Treflach
The kites that children fly get their name from these birds.  If you look into the sky of Treflach on a quiet autumn day you can see them spread w...

The Pollinators of Treflach

The Pollinators of Treflach
In Treflach there is a rare small leaved Lime that has a girth of 25 feet. I think it is 2 trees planted 6 feet apart about 300 years ago that hav...

The Fern of Treflach

The Fern of Treflach
Fern dates back in fossil form 300 million years and today are among the most primitive plants on earth as they have no flowers and seed by spores...

The Treflach Dawn Chorus

The Treflach Dawn Chorus
They used to say a few years ago that bulls would go mad as when they bellowed from their living quarters the echo would rebound several times acr...

The Grasses of Treflach

The Grasses of Treflach
The prairies of America were grazed by buffalo for millennia producing rooted pasture that held the soil together. By 1900, after a century of ext...

The Trees of Treflach

The Trees of Treflach
When the Celts and Pagans cleared this land of trees they did so for survival.  They would always leave the biggest tree in the area as they worsh...

The Owls of Treflach

The Owls of Treflach
Owl’s date back 2 million years and have been the farmers friend in the last 10,000 years as they prey on vermin.  However the young of owls of to...

The Newts of Treflach

The Newts of Treflach
The inscription... Sol et luna, cedrus et floseulos, aquila et posser, spectaculum parum diverstitatum et inaequlitatum innumerarum significat, nu...

The Wild Game of Treflach

The Wild Game of Treflach
I remember as a child visiting a local stately home and hanging on a wall was a man trap – it heralded from an age when estates valued their game ...

The plough, biodiversity, soil health and fresh air

The plough, biodiversity, soil health and fresh air
  This time of year we are visited every day by a flock of seagulls – even though no land is ploughed there is rich pickings to be had in readines...

The Dead Trees of Treflach

The Dead Trees of Treflach
Dead wood of fallen trees and branches provide some of the most densely populated natural habitats. There are standing dead trees in Treflach con...

The Steeles of Treflach

The Steeles of Treflach
I have been asked to write on this subject.  A few brush strokes on a huge canvas would be no master piece, so I will try and paint a tiny cameo...