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  1. Today Rivers Trusts in North East Wales are holding a conference on the Management of Invasive Weeds in the River Dee catchment at Beaufort Park near Mold. The Trusts are co-operating on a major programme to eradicate invasive weeds from three rivers catchments, the Dee, the Clwyd and the Con...

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  2. You can thank our Victorian ancestors that when it comes to St David's Day, we pin daffodils to our lapels instead of leeks. A vegetable wasn't considered glamorous enough to be the Welsh national emblem and the daffodil, whose flowering coincides with the Welsh patron saint's holiday, seemed like a fitting replacement. There are two varieties unique to Wales:The Tenby and Welsh daffodils. Eddie Butler examines this and other Welsh icons in a brand new series kicking off tonight at 8pm on BBC Two Wales. Find out more about the daffodils unique to Wales in this clip from Iolo's Welsh Safari:

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  3. Exploring Wales' wooded gorges and ravines is increasing in popularity amongst walkers, canoeists and extreme sport enthusiasts. Now, there is a short film on the CCW YouTube Channel that highlights the natural wonders of gorges to help people learn about our celtic rainforests before they arrive. Presented by naturalist Ray Woods, the ten-minute film reveals that gorges in Wales' ancient woodlands harbour hundreds of different kinds of mosses and liverworts, some of which are very rare throughout the world. Having fun, sliding down the gorges. Image courtesy of CCW: With up to 200 people or more, passing through the most popular ravines and gorges each day - a simple code of conduct has been developed to help conserve these special places. According to Ray Woods: "Most of the world's population of filmy fern lives in Welsh gorges. Black-eyed Susan is another rarity - a lichen found in only a handful of gorges in west Wales." "These gorges are not just obstacle courses to rush through - they are incredible beautiful environments where people can enjoy and wonder at rare plant life." Top tips for looking after gorges: Avoid stepping or standing on moss covered rocks and boulders Stick to established routes, please don't make new ones Walk single-file to avoid erosion Groups should assemble on bare rock or on shingle areas

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  4. Aberglasney sure know how to attract attention. 'Sex in the garden!' they bellow, advertising their forthcoming event about plants' reproductive cycles like Carry On Up The Sporophyte. But all this has a fascinating, and little-known, point. The way that plants reproduce is a mystery to many,...

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  5. Orchids are one of those things that are something of a mystery to UK residents, with a public perception of exotic rarities clinging to hillsides deep in the Amazon, fetching hundreds of pounds for a single bloom. Well, think again because Welsh meadows are teeming with orchids and this week...

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  6. Besides the bird life, Anglesey is also littered with hardy coastal flowers of all shapes, colours and sizes including many rare orchids.

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