The Dolomite of Treflach

The Dolomite of Treflach
The picture above is of a local massive bomb crater dating from WW2.  The area was targeted by enemy aircraft as the local limestone quarry was es...

The Woodlouse of Treflach

The Woodlouse of Treflach
  Also known as terrestrial isopod crustaceans, woodlice are the only land living relative of crabs, lobsters and shrimps and are in fact not clas...

The Brambles of Treflach

The Brambles of Treflach
A few years ago some friends from Australia were visiting and they commented on a basket of blackberries on the kitchen table as back home the hum...

The History of Treflach

The History of Treflach
View the tape here The History of Treflach won’t be found in books but uncovered occasionally in articles, diaries and oral histories that record ...

The Apples of Treflach

The Apples of Treflach
(Picture by Victoria Macken of Ian and Stefanie Steele on their wedding day in Treflach Farm orchard, 4/9/2021)   I remember reading a very old...

The best time to plant a tree...

The best time to plant a tree...
  They say the best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago, the second best time is now. We are like trees - we make a difference to the landscap...

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...