Just a mention of a few things I noticed whilst having a short camping break this weekend.
Firstly, I know it must take a lot of effort to keep camping grounds in order and many sites work hard to landscape with trees, shrubs and flowers to make the site look nice. Where we stayed at had gone to a certain amount of effort to put some flowers in a bed (see the first photo below), but really given that nature is well able to make a wonderful display without human intervention (second photo below), the owners of this site could have just left it to nature and not bothered with the pansies.
Whilst away we called in at the Dyfi Osprey Project run by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust. As well as a gorgeous situation and live cameras trained on a pair of ospreys incubating their eggs we caught a glimpse of this wonderful creature in the swampy undergrowth. Not known for being native to Wales, and I am not sure what exact purpose they fulfil in this context but it was a lovely sight:
a water buffalo!
PS I’ve just seen why they have them – this is the link to their website.