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Door to Door Recruiters – Across South & West Wales

Looking to supplement your income or pension? Wanting to work flexible hours? We welcome applications from all ages to our brilliant membership team. Location: Across south and west Wales Hours: 12-15 per week. Permanent, seasonal. Subject to completion of a probationary period. The role: We are looking for people to join our membership recruiting team to spread the message about our work and sign up new members.It’s a simple soft-sell, two step approach. You hand out recruitment booklets to interested people at their houses and on a prearranged day you go back and pick up the booklet and sign up any interested parties.…

Shearwaters, Seals and Hidden Secrets

Make memories that will last a lifetime this summer with a visit or overnight stay on the beautiful island of Skomer. Recently nominated in the Lonely Planet Top 10 Guide for Best Family Holidays in Europe for 2015, Lonely Planet judges said the island was guaranteed to enthral visitors of all ages and we couldn’t agree more! Skomer Island during the months of August and September are truly magical as our Manx Shearwaters and Atlantic Grey Seals take centre stage. We will also be introducing our exciting family events ‘Skomer Island Hidden Secrets’ throughout August.…

Environmental groups call on the Prime Minister to intervene as ten green policies are scrapped

Within the first three months of the new government ten different environmental policies have been watered down or scrapped, according to analysis by a group of leading UK environment organisations. These range from support for renewable energy technology and tax exemptions for low carbon vehicles, which have existed for over a decade, to privatisation of the Green Investment Bank and the scrapping of the Green Deal, the establishment of both being achievements celebrated by the last Conservative-led government. Protection for the natural environment has also been weakened with a u-turn on a ban on fracking in protected areas.…

Badger Vaccination Resumes in Llandeilo

Work has just begun on the year two programme of its five year plan to vaccinate the badgers in our Castle Woods nature reserve, Llandeilo. The steep woodlands at Castle Woods nature reserve are home to a large number of badger setts, and rare breed cattle graze on the adjacent pasture land, including along the fertile Tywi valley. Vaccination of the Castle Woods badgers began in 2014, when thirty four animals were inoculated against bovine tuberculosis (bTB) using an injectable BCG vaccine.…

Orchid Seeding at Parc Slip

Orchids have been popping up all over Parc Slip for the past few months, but one place where we would like to see more Orchids is in our new wildflower meadows. Therefore we are planning to plant the meadows with Orchid seeds and as such, we will be starting a project to collect and dry the Orchid seeds from the flowers this year. We are currently looking for volunteers willing to help us collect and dry the seeds, so if you would like to get involved please email Lorna on l.baggett@welshwildlife.org.…

A pink Elephant in the ear

Your experience of Welsh wildlife is significantly impoverished until you’ve had an Elephant Hawk- moth try to fly into your ear or had a Large Yellow Underwing up your sleeve. Setting up the trapThe theory of Mothing goes like this: you put out a bright light and all the local moths come and sit nicely on your egg-boxes in helpful photogenic poses, perfectly showing all their relevant identifying features in pristine condition just short of having little labels in fact.  This does sometimes happen.…

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Our eclectic and slightly irreverant Bridgend Group have produced another great newsletter which is full of humour and wonderful wildlife Card

Local Crafts and New Products on sale at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

The gift shop at the Welsh Wildlife Centre is full to the brim with fantastic new lines ahead of the summer holidays, including some magnificent items hand made and produced within the local area. Fabric Items from Welsh Threads We have cushions, bookmarks, tissue holders and pin cushions made from Welsh fabrics courtesy of Welsh Threads from Abercych; wonderful handmade jewellery made in Dinas Cross by Kathryn & Celia Round; exquisite wood turned vases, bowls, nightlights and mushrooms from Roni Roberts of Felinwynt, and contemporary laser cut clocks, coasters, brooches and engraved slates from Narberth based Pinky Bear Designs.…