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No. 120 - Sep 2020 (wild)life during lockdown; President & Secretary roles open: Cardiff Naturalists’ Society; Future Events of the Society; Margaret Leishman; Easter Sunday 2020…….coronavirus meanderings;Lockdown in the Vale; Lockdown in Old St Mellons; Lockdown near Rudry; Looking on the bright side of lockdown; Notes during Lockdown
No. 119 - May 2020 Student Bursary Award 2020; President of Cardiff Naturalists’ Society; Future Events of the Society;A brief update on the Colonel H. Morrey Salmon Project; New Year’s Birdwatch: 19th January 2020; Weather Summary for North Cardiff 2019; Members’ Evening 2020; Tobago Field Course, Francesca Rowlands, winner of the CNS Biosciences Prize 2020
No. 118 - Dec 2019 From the new President,A life that sparkles; Colonel H. Morrey Salmon Project update; “My Tree"; How to order Cardiff Nats T-shirts; Nestbox surprises; Mandrake; Slime moulds; Alien Invaders
No. 117 - Sep 2019 Poisonous Plants: Wenvoe Field Trip; The Colonel Morrey Salmon Project; Howardian Local Nature Reserve; Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre
No. 116 - May 2019 Student Bursary Award 2019; Orchards for Wildlife; Weather Report for North Cardiff 2018; Cardiff Birdwatch 2019; Colonel H. Morrey Salmon, CBE, MC, DL, DSc, (1890-1985) 72nd President; A field trip to Steep Holm in 1911
No. 115 - Dec 2018 Coral reef fish assemblages and how they respond to coral damage and bleaching; Plant hunting in Wales; Cosmeston Lakes Country Park; A Cast of Fourteen; Society members in His Majesties Forces; Great bustard conservation;
No. 114 - Sep 2018 Insole Court Tree Walk; Cardiff Naturalists’ Society and Insole Court; Summer orchids at Kenfig NNR; Dare Valley Country Park; Wenvoe Orchard Walk
No. 113 - May 2018 Biosciences Prize 2018; All the Presidents Men and Women; The Secret Cleaners of the Reef; Weather Report for North Cardiff 2017; The Presidential Badge; Cardiff Birdwatch 2018;The Glamorgan Swift Project; Brief Encounters with Bugs
No. 112 - Dec 2017 Cardiff Naturalists’ Society: The first 150 years!; Prestigious Lecture: An Evening with Iolo Williams (more details); Wenvoe Orchard Walk, May 2017; Colonel Harry Morrey Salmon project?; Dyffryn Gardens Arboretum; From Aleppo to Lindisfarne
No. 111 - Sep 2017 Cardiff Naturalists’ Society: The first 150 years!; Prestigious Lecture: An Evening with Iolo Williams; Rhoose Point Walk ; The British Swallowtail; Aliens in Grangemoor Park ; Heath Park Woodlands
No. 110 - May 2017 Cardiff Naturalists' Society celebrates 150 years;Prestigious Lecture: An Evening with Iolo Williams; An exhibition at The Cardiff Story; Call for pictures for 150th anniversary events; Biosciences Prize 2017 Eve Treadaway; Weather Report for Cardiff 2016; Members’ Evening 2017; Cardiff Birdwatch 2017; Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust
No. 109 - Dec 2016 150 years of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society; Otters as sentinels for environmental health; Llantrisant Common; Birding around the Arctic Circle; The Tremendous Oak; Flora and Fauna of Northern Peru; The Mary Gillham Archive Project
No. 108 - Sep 2016 Cwm Nash; Waterfall walk near Penderyn; Fourteen Locks and Allt-yr-Yn Local Nature Reserve; Pontypool Park; Aberbargoed Grasslands
No. 107 - Apr 2016 Cardiff Birdwatch; Seashore Safari with Judith Oakley; Tidal Lagoons; Weather Report for Cardiff 2015; Rambles by Bruce McDonald; A Year in the LIFE of RSPB Cymru; Sydney Johnson Film Archive; Cardiff Naturalists’ Society: A History
No. 106 - Dec 2015 Dr Mary Gillham Data Archive Project; National Lottery win for the Gwent Levels; Pine Marten Reintroduced To Wales; Lavernock Point And Cosmeston Lakes; Hedgehog Rescue And Conservation; Bioscience Prize 2015; Biting Bugs In The Bornean Jungle By Zoe Melvin; The Curious Case Of The Shrinking Violet
No. 105 - Jun 2015 Swanning around the Ely; Tortworth Arboretum; Magor Marsh; Dragonflies by the Forest Farm Country Park pond;
No. 104 - Apr 2015 Biosciences Prize; Parc Slip Nature Reserve; Sand Martin Appeal; Cardiff Birdwatch 2015; Some of our 2014-15 Indoor Meetings; Gall Update;Investigation into the impact of tree diversity on the remaining woodland community; Origins of the Society;
No. 103 - Oct 2014 Clyne Gardens; Park Slip; Wenvoe Orchards
No. 102 - Mar 2014 The Very Hungry Caterpillars; Cardiff Birdwatch; Not Pillow Lava’s, and Not Iron Mushrooms; Fungal Discovery’s 2013; Update on the Cardiff Biodiversity Partnership; SEWBReC’s 10th Birthday; Woodland and Grassland Surveys
No. 101 - Dec 2013 The Delights of Cecidology; A Garden Butterfly Bonanza; Pontypool Park; LIFE-funded Nature Conservation Projects; Campaign & Sales Corner
No. 100 - Sep 2013 Editorial - Newsletter 100; Book and Picture Sales; Wild about Cardiff; Summer Bioblitzes; Rhoose Point And East Aberthaw; Brynna Woods and Llanharan Marsh; Craig y Cilau
No. 99 - Jun 2013 Field Trip To Cefn Onn Park; Leatherback Turtles in Trinidad; Eulogy to Dr Mary Gillham; CNS History coming out of the woodwork; Wild about Cardiff; Wales' Wonderful Wildlife; CNS, The Protection of Birds & The Mary Gillham Archive and collections; Fos y Fran
No. 98 - Mar 2013 Breeding Bird Survey – ST0781 (Creigiau); Love (or Spring) is in the air;Letter from the Flat Holm Island society; Cardiff Birdwatch 5th January 2013; Cardiff Local Development Plan (LDP);Wild Birds Protection Cardiff Naturalists’ involvement in the 1890’s; Wenvoe Jubilee Wood
No. 97 - no issue Number missed in error
No. 96 - Dec 2012 Wildlife on our Doorstep (What’s on Yours?); Blaenavon revisited; A(nother) Royal Jubilee Year; Trelai Park And Plymouth Woods; Membership Survey Results; CNS have joined BARS; Avian Pox in Great Tits; Bedwellty House, Tredegar; Autumn Colour, Home and Abroad
No. 95 - Sep 2012 French Spring and Water Bugs; Cowbridge and Sigingstone; Evening WAlk In Coed Y Felin, Lisvane; Whiteford, Gower; Roath Park; The Missing Coryton Orchid; Field Meetings Update; Membership Survey
No. 94 - Jun 2012 Ogmore Geology And Landscape; Spring Walk In Bute Park; Wild Pear; Field Trip To Parc Tredelerch; Cns Bird Survey; Unknown Wales; Samphire Hoe; News And Snippets; Blaenavon, Above And Below The Surface; Cardiff Naturalists Bioscience Prize 2012; Mary Gillham At The Botanic Gardens
No. 93 - Mar 2012 Garden Birds From 0 – 21 In 12 Months; As A Bird Is Known By Its Note...; Big Garden Birdwatch In Bute Park; Hunting Italians; Mary Gillham To Be Featured In Botanic Gardens Exhibition; Cardiff Weather 2011; Alpine Flowers Of Sichuan, Western China; Cardiff Birdwatch
No. 92 - Dec 2011 Field Trip To Coedarhydyglyn; Field Trip To Parc Tredelerch; Indoor Meeting’S Reports
No. 91 - Sep 2011 Penwyllt; Coryton Roundabout; Wenvoe; Hailey Park; Glamorgan Heritage Coast; Pant-Y-Sais Fen & The Tennant Canal; Parc Bryn Bach; Obituary - Graham Duff (1939-2011)
No. 90 - Jun 2011 Effects of cleaning stations on dark damselfish territorial behaviour; Merthyr Mawr; Solitary bees, bee-flies and flies by the Taff at Radyr; Conservation and Research at the National Botanic Garden of Wales; Southgate on Gower; Getting Under The Fur; Cardiff Garden Wildlife Survey
No. 89 - Mar 2011 Trip to the National Museum Collections Centre, Nantgarw; Weather Report 2010; Ely Valley Action Plan; Cardiff Birdwatch; Mushrooms that defy the frost; Reports from the Blog
No. 88 - Dec 2010 The Sessile Leaf: A Footnote; Field Trips To Kenfig & Hailey Park; Adventurous Tactics In Radyr; Cwm Rhondda Fach From Maerdy; Caves and Waterfalls Walk
No. 87 - Sep 2010 Coryton Roundabout; Cowbridge; Dinas Powys; Including Castle & Hill Fort - Cwm George; Those Blatantly Coloured Orchids At Coryton Roundabout; Field Trip To Cathays Cemetery; Enllergare; Cwm Cadlan; Parc Slip Nature Reserve;
No. 86 - Jun 2010 The Forest Of Dean; A New Orchid for Coryton;
No. 85 - Mar 2010 A Winter Stroll In Forest Farm Country Park; Roath Lake And Forest Farm; Adders At Parc Slip; Weather Report 2009
No. 84 - Dec 2009 Field Trip To East Moors; South Wales Rigs Project; Wildlife Watching In The Slow Lane; Field Trip To Oxwich; Vale John Zehetmayr
No. 83 - Sep 2009 Changes At Aberthaw Over Four Decades; Crumlyn Burrows; Obituary: Joyce Lloyd; Costa Rican Adventures; Dipper Watching; Merthyr Mawr; Clydach Vale Country Park; Grasses Course; Invertebrate Day; Hailey Park
No. 82 - Jun 2009 Cardiff Bay Birding; In The Footsteps Of Giants; Low Water Discovery - Sunstar; Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad
No. 81 - Mar 2009 Shapwick Heath And Ham Wall; Roath Park And Forest Farm; Weather Report 2008 East Aberthaw Survey
No. 80 - Dec 2008 Pentwyn Farm And Croes Robert Wood;Forest of Dean; Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve;Obituary - Professor Ursula Henriques
No. 79 - Sep 2008 The Wenallt Public Walk; Lavernock Nature Reserve; Vale John Perkins; The Ely Valley; Coryton Roundabout; Minerals Of The Glamorgan Coast: Barry Island And Adjacent Areas; Wenvoe; Hailey Park, Llandaff; Oxwich Nature Reserve, Gower
No. 78 - Jun 2008 Footprints in the mud - Sully Island and Bendrick; Southgate, Gower; London Wetlands Centre; Craig-y-nos; Bat Walk At Roath Park; Taff Fechan, Merthyr Tydfil
No. 77 - Mar 2008 Bridgwater Bay, Somerset; Cardiff Birdwatch; Outdoor Cardiff; Weather Report 2007
No. 76 - Dec 2007 Leigh Woods, 2 Days in June (when it wasn’t raining!), Cardiff bay and Hamadryad Park, Henry Moore and the Ladybirds
No. 75 - Sep 2007 Lamby Lake, Gower Commons; In Pursuit of Roseroot; News From Cardiff Biodiversity Partnership; Llandegfedd Reservoir, RSPB Dinas Reserve
No. 74 - Jun 2007 Some Footprint From Long, Long Ago; Parc Slip Nature Reserve; News From Cardiff Biodiversity Partnership
No. 73 - Mar 2007 Cardiff River Valleys Workshop; Weather Report 2006; Cardiff Birdwatch; Kidwelly Key; Gower Geology
No. 72 - Dec 2006 Fungus Foray Cwm Colhuw; Cowbridge, St Hilary And Aberthin; Gwent Levels Nnr And Goldcliff
No. 71 - Sep 2006 Vale: Eric Renshaw; Wild flowers of the Gargano Peninsula; Daneway Banks, Sapperton Valley and Siccaridge Woods; Cosmeston Lakes And Country Park; Lavernock Nature Reserve; Providing Food For Garden Wildlife; Bee Orchids In A Cardiff Suburb
No. 70 - Jun 2006 Aberglasney Gardens; Vale: Mary Thelwall; Ely Valley Developments In Cardiff; Parc Penallta; A Winter Stroll By The Taff; Port Eynon;
No. 69 - Mar 2006 Cardiff Birdwatch; River Exe; Weather Report 2005;
No. 68 - Dec 2005 Magor; Afan Forest Park - Afan Argoed; The Squirrel That Went To Sea; Fungus Foray - Hensol Forest; Extract From: Secrets Of The Lesser Garth.
No. 66 - Jun 2005 Geological Trip To Blorenge; London Wetland Centre, Barnes; Cefn Mabley Woods
No. 64 - Dec 2004 Ogmore-by-sea And The Hinterland; Ornitho-logical; Stranding Of Velella Spirans 'by-the-wind Sailors’; Fungal Foray At Dyffryn Gardens; Our Living River
No. 62 - Jun 2004 Exe Estuary; Coed-y-Bwl Reserve; In Search of the Suicide Gladiolus; Cowbridge; Stack Rocks; Pen Lewis Celebrates Her One Hundredth Birthday; Green Bridge Of Wales And Stack Rocks; Bosherston Lily Pools And Broad Haven
No. 61 - Mar 2004 Vale: Mairead Sutherland; Cardiff Birdwatch; Llandaff Cathedral And Surrounds; Weather Report 2003; Cardiff Biodiversity Action Forum; National Polecat Survey; An Open Day At Sker House
No. 60 - Dec 2003 Mairead's Eightieth; On Being an Octogenarian Three Times Over; Coed Craig Ruperra; Round Robin; Cardiff Bay; Taf Fechan With The Merthyr Naturalists' Society; Seashore Foray - Sker Point; Fungus Foray : Bute Park; Summer Specials
No. 59 - Sep 2003 Vale: Michael Sullivan; Grangemore Parc; That Blackbird; Cns Barbecue Porthkerry; Plantlife County Flowers Project; The Other Side Of Barry Island; The New Windsor Esplanade Reserve - Cardiff Bay; A City Centre Wildlife Oasis
No. 58 - Jun 2003 Radyr Community Woodland
No. 57 - Mar 2003 Proposed Development at Llanishen Reservoir; CARDIFF BIRDWATCH; Waxcaps at Llanishen Reservoir; Field Safety Code; Llandegfedd Reservoir
No. 56 - Dec 2002 bontebok, Ferrarias And Red Bishops; Fungus Foray : Castell Coch; Haps, Saps And Lbaps; Parc Slip Nature Park; Mynydd Epynt Army Training Area In Sennybridge; Tree Identification Day - Bute Park; Out Of The Woods Festival, Forest Farm
No. 55 - Sep 2002 Barbecue At Southerndown; Garden Birdwatchers Needed To Monitor Woodpeckers; Charitable Status; Derbyshire – Exchange Visit To New Mills; Brean Down And Berrow Dunes; Whiteford Burrows, Gower; Merthyr Mawr Nnr
No. 54 - Jun 2002 Elan Valley And Gigrin Farm; Beachcombing At Oxwich; Betty Daws Wood Newent; Barnsley Warren and Clattinger Farm; The Graig at Lisvane
No. 53 - Mar 02 Endangered Beetle Study Aims To Discover Their Secret; Rings And Things; Fossil Foray (darrel Opencast Site Seven Sisters); Great Crested Newt Pilot Monitoring Project; Weather Report 2001; Cardiff Birdwatch; Woodland Wildflowers Need Your Help