Crazy orange slime mould, found on woodchip in a forest in West Wales.

Crazy orange slime mould, found on woodchip in a forest in West Wales.

Wentletrap shell (Epitonium clathrus) - Wentletrap is the Dutch word for spiral staircase.  Found on Poppet Sands, Cardigan, 20th January 2013.

Wentletrap shell (Epitonium clathrus) - Wentletrap is the Dutch word for spiral staircase.  Found on Poppet Sands, Cardigan, 20th January 2013.

Bramble leaf (Rubus sp.)  in the snow, on a mossy back ground.  Seen at Cwm Rheidol today. 

Bramble leaf (Rubus sp.)  in the snow, on a mossy back ground.  Seen at Cwm Rheidol today. 

Grumpy Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas) from the ruins of Aberystwyth’s Victorian Swimming Pool.  Found on the 8th March 2012. 

Grumpy Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas) from the ruins of Aberystwyth’s Victorian Swimming Pool.  Found on the 8th March 2012. 

A very young Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus), found on 14th March 2012 during a pond dip at Coed Phoenix Nature Reserve in Bronant, West Wales.  My favourite newt. 

A very young Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus), found on 14th March 2012 during a pond dip at Coed Phoenix Nature Reserve in Bronant, West Wales.  My favourite newt. 

I was hoping to see this butterfly for the first time whilst in Central Finland in August 2012, and it landed on my hair!  It’s a Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa), very rare in the UK, but more common in Finland.

I was hoping to see this butterfly for the first time whilst in Central Finland in August 2012, and it landed on my hair!  It’s a Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa), very rare in the UK, but more common in Finland.

The citron yellow gorse flowers (Ulex europaeus) stood out vividly against the drabs of Aberystwyth today.  Found on Nanny Goat’s Walk. 

The citron yellow gorse flowers (Ulex europaeus) stood out vividly against the drabs of Aberystwyth today.  Found on Nanny Goat’s Walk. 

Kew Gardens rainbow.  Taken on the 21st March 2012. 

Kew Gardens rainbow.  Taken on the 21st March 2012. 

These beautiful dancing marine worms were found in Falmouth’s wonderful Aquarium.

Bubblicious.  Foam on Ynyslas beach. 

Bubblicious.  Foam on Ynyslas beach.