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Thursday 8 October 2009, 12:07

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Tune in to Radio Wales on Friday, 9 Oct from 2pm onwards to catch up with Radio Wales presenter Roy Noble as he chats about a fungi walk in the National Botanical Gardens, the world conker championships (we have a Welsh entrant this year!) and a new book about the birds of Glamorgan.

Too busy to listen to the whole programme? Here's a handy break down:

2.15pm: Tim Bevan, the estate manager of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire chats about the Waun Las National Nature Reverse which surrounds the Garden's formal areas and is made up of 400 acres of field, marsh and woodland.

The area is being farmed organically and includes several species of fungi as well a series of walks designed to showcase them.

2.30 - 2.30pm: The World Conker Championships take place on Sunday near the ancient market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire.

The organiser, John Hadman will be chatting to Roy as well as the only Welsh competitor - Andrew Mayes from Ammanford.

Andrew is entering for the 6th time and is hoping for success, as in it's 45 year history there has never been a Welsh winner!

3.00 - 3.30pm: Roy will be talking to Richard Smith about the best places to find both common and exotic birds in Glamorgan so have your binoculars at the ready.

I'll be featuring Roy's programme whenever he covers nature and outdoor topics from now on, so keep an eye out for more features coming soon.


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