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  • ArticlesThe Long Reach of the Ghost Slug

    11 August 2014

    [image: The Long Reach of the Ghost Slug]

    The bizarre Ghost Slug made headlines in 2008 when described as a new species from a Cardiff garden. When the first specimens were found, very little was known about this animal. The story since then connects our collections and specialist expertise with sharp-eyed members of the British public, recording networks, other taxonomists in Europe, and the media to show how a picture is emerging.
  • ArticlesGolden Wonder! Rare fossil trilobite preserved in stunning detail

    2 August 2013

    [image: golden trilobite]

    Trilobites are common in the rocks in Wales, but this rare specimen differs from others in our collection. Preserved beneath the carapace are the legs and on the head a pair of delicate antennae ('feelers'). These features stand out vividly in gold against a black shale background. Such exceptional fossils give us great insights into how trilobites moved, fed and sensed the world around them.
  • ArticlesThe Ghost Orchid - one of Britain's rarest plants

    3 July 2013

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    The Welsh National Herbarium at Amguedfa Cymru has a small - but very precious - collection of Ghost Orchids. Is this something to be proud of, or should they have been left in the wild? The answer lies in the donations to the Museum, and slugs...

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  • ArticlesThe Long Reach of the Ghost Slug

    11 August 2014

    [image: The Long Reach of the Ghost Slug]

    The bizarre Ghost Slug made headlines in 2008 when described as a new species from a Cardiff garden. When the first specimens were found, very little was known about this animal. The story since then connects our collections and specialist expertise with sharp-eyed members of the British public, recording networks, other taxonomists in Europe, and the media to show how a picture is emerging.
  • ArticlesGolden Wonder! Rare fossil trilobite preserved in stunning detail

    2 August 2013

    [image: golden trilobite]

    Trilobites are common in the rocks in Wales, but this rare specimen differs from others in our collection. Preserved beneath the carapace are the legs and on the head a pair of delicate antennae ('feelers'). These features stand out vividly in gold against a black shale background. Such exceptional fossils give us great insights into how trilobites moved, fed and sensed the world around them.
  • ArticlesThe Ghost Orchid - one of Britain's rarest plants

    3 July 2013

    [image: ]

    The Welsh National Herbarium at Amguedfa Cymru has a small - but very precious - collection of Ghost Orchids. Is this something to be proud of, or should they have been left in the wild? The answer lies in the donations to the Museum, and slugs...

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