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Excavations at the Mill Leat Cardiff Castle: 24/25th October 2013

Dr Amelia Pannett of Archaeology Wales led the team of volunteers.  On the Thursday there were four volunteers from The Friends of Bute Park, and four students from Cardiff University Archaeology Department. The excavation team had discovered a variety of … Continue reading

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Visit to the Mill Leat – 27th September 2013

Mill Leat Site Visit On Friday 27th September we were invited by Alun Griffiths – the contractors on the Mill Leat project – to visit the site.  This was a unique opportunity to see the work in progress before the … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

Dafydd Cadog, a very capable and entertaining speaker, led a large group of Friends and members of Cardiff Civic Society around Bute Park last evening. We assembled outside the Mochyn Du public house and resisting the temptation to pop in … Continue reading

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QR codes in Bute Park

Originally designed for industrial use, QR codes have become common in consumer advertising. Typically, a smartphone is used as a QR-code scanner, displaying the code and converting it to a useful form such as a standard URL for a website, … Continue reading

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18th May 2013 Friends of Bute Park AGM

We held our AGM last Saturday (18th May). We met beforehand and spent an hour walking round the Park looking at the latest developments. Before we began we drew attention to the pressure on the Blackweir woods SINC (Site of … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th March 2013 – Wild Bees and Gardens

Marc Carlton gave us a wonderful, illustrated talk on wild bees (everything but honey bees) and I heard a lot of things that were new to me.  For example, did you know that bees evolved from wasps? Wasps apparently feed their … Continue reading

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9th March 2013 – Litter picking with the Cardiff Rivers Group

What a great turn-out! Thirty people, members of the Friends of Bute Park and the Cardiff Rivers Group met at Blackweir Bridge at 10.00am on Saturday morning. After a safety briefing and arming ourselves with grabbers and bags, we split … Continue reading

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27th February 2013 – The Friends Forum

The evening started with a presentation by Dave King, events organiser for the Cardiff Rivers Group, supported by Hugh Kettle their social secretary. After an introduction, we watched a video showing some of their litter picking events and interviews with … Continue reading

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Bute Park Users Survey – Have your say!

Cardiff Council has published its latest biannual survey for the many users of Bute Park online. You can find it HERE Bute Park is probably the brightest jewel in the City’s crown and we want to keep it that way! … Continue reading

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16th February 2013 – Glamorgan Recorders’ Forum

The Glamorgan Recorders’ Forum was held at Rhondda Heritage Park at Trehafod. It was a full day of talks and presentations with a great many attendees from all walks of wildlife. The event was hosted by the South East Wales Biodiversity … Continue reading

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