Anglesey

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Menai Strait

Taken from the garden of Plas Newydd the Strait is a major geological fault, forming a transition between Anglesey and the similar-aged, but apparently unrelated, rocks of North Wales. This unmistakeable feature was formed by glaciers flowing from Snowdonia, and by the Irish Sea ice stream which covered Anglesey during the last ice age approximately 22,000 years ago. The tall, pretty pink flower spikes of Rosebay Willowherb are a common sight on railway banks and disturbed woodland. It is a useful nectar source for pollinators but self-seeds readily making it a troublesome garden weed. (Image Gill Winter)

Menai Strait