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It wasn't just the Death Star destroyed at the end of Return of the Jedi. Most of Endor's forest was cut by loggers.
sfgate.com/streaming/article/W

Inspired by the people learning Welsh on Duolingo, I returned to it to learn Spanish.

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Hello toot friends, I bring #antiLawn memes.
I'm hoping to radicalise you all against the boring monoculture lawn and turn you into biodiversity defenders.

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Gair y Dydd: mis y gog geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?m – hen enw ar fis Mai (neu fis Ebrill).

Word of the Day: mis y gog geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?m – an old name for April or May (literally, 'the month of the cuckoo').

Gadawais y baddon adar ar camera trwy'r dydd heddiw. Mae dipyn bach o ddŵr yn gallu gwneud lot o wahaniaeth.

I left the camera on the bird bath through the day today. A small amount of water can make a lot of difference.

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I sometimes do landscapes, here's Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons, which a Welsh friend told me was the best photo he'd ever seen of this beautiful place. Photographed from the back garden of another friend's cottage on a lovely visit several years ago.

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One or two accounts regularly posting things that don't interest you is manageable, but the more you add, the easier it is to lose the signal in the noise. With no algorithm working to keep you addicted, it's easy to let your Home timeline get overrun. Follow freely, but also be ready to unfollow for basic quality of life reasons. The Federated timeline can be overwhelming, but your Home timeline shouldn't be. You have to tend it like a garden, and a little pruning goes a long way. #feditips

Related to my last post, if you want to know the Welsh name of a bird or plant, termau.org/ is a handy source.

Not sure why it's not got an SSL certificate to make it https://...

Hefyd, mae dwy fwyalch wedi ei defnyddio fe.

Also, a couple of blackbirds have used it.

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Went for a hike with a group of friends yesterday. Didn't see a lot of insects, but a nice patch of these common toothwort, Lathraea squamaria.
They are parasites of other plants, and hence don't need any photosynthetic organs. Only flower, no leaf ! #plants #nature #botany

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Meet the forest microbes that can survive megafires: Burns allow #fungi, bacteria to transform redwood forests #ScienceDaily sciencedaily.com/releases/2022

The race follows on the TV in C4 in the early afternoon. It may be on YouTube if you live outside the UK.

I was going to list possible winners, but it got to twelve which is over half the field. It's close competition.

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It's the today. It's another year where they race on more or less the full circuit.

It's slower than F1, and the best FE drivers are not as good as the best F1 drivers. But the cars are close in performance and there are also no pay drivers, so the racing is better.

For Monaco an attraction is the cars can overtake. There's no chance of a driver losing power at the front and holding everyone up in a procession to win.

Qualifying at 0930 on C4's YouTube.

youtu.be/fdVcvtJW5J4

I ddweud y wir, wnes i ddim yn gwybod y ffras "sioncod y gwair" fel grasshoppers. Dw i'n defnyddio Gweiadur. Mae 'na help gyda berfau yna hefyd. "Sioncod y gwair" yw "ceiliogod y rhedyn" / cockerels of the ferns hefyd.

gweiadur.com/

I also did Let it Bloom June, Knee High July, and Testing the Limits of My Neighbours' Patience August.

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Roedd hyn yn syndod neis y tro cyntaf oeddwn i wnued fe. Roedd y lawnt yn lawn o sioncod y gwair.

This was a surprise the first time I did it. The lawn was full of grasshoppers.

nomowmay.plantlife.org.uk/

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