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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.…

Rare Moth Found in Cadoxton Ponds

Rare moth species discovered at Dow Corning’s Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve For the past few years we have been managing the Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve, in Barry, Wales on behalf of Dow Corning. The nature reserve is important for an array of wildlife due to the number of different habitats present, from grassland and scrub to ponds and reedbeds. As part of the management, we have been carrying out a range of species surveys including birds, butterflies, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.…

Acceptance and 400

It has taken me just over a year to reach it and it hasn’t been without frustrations, realisations and an acceptance of limits BUT on the 25th of June 2015 the 400th species went on my list at Taf Fechan. Agapeta hamana Graham WatkeysThe 400th wasn’t the first thing I saw that was a very small species of Bee buried deep in a Dandelion, not only beyond my cameras technological capabilities but also very small bees buried in Dandelions are inevitably unidentifiable without taking a specimen, killing it, popping it under a microscope and using keys with some very specialised language.…

Cycling for Wildlife

A cycle through Spain 1000km My bike, “Rocky the Rockhopper” ready for the tripThe ride was first mooted in January 2014 when I suggested that I accompany my good friend Peter Munt-Davies in cycling one of the Camino routes to Santiago de Compostella in Northwest Spain. Fifteen months later we set off to fly from Stanstead to Seville. In the build up period two good friends died, so I decided to raise some cash for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and MacMillan Cancer Support, I also thought that I might get fit for the trip as well as losing a few kilos.…

Natalie Brown – Living Seas Awareness Officer, New Quay

Natalie Brown joined Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in May 2015 as the Living Seas Awareness Officer. Natalie will be developing and delivering a programme of marine environmental education and awareness activities linked to The Wildlife Trusts Living Seas work. Natalie has always had a keen interest and passion for the environment, especially marine conservation. She studied Environmental Science with Marine Conservation at Plymouth University, graduating in 2008, where her dissertation project focused on the effects of marine ecosystem in the South West of England.…

Access, boundaries and surveys in Ceredigion

With public access and so many paths on our reserves we have to spend quite a lot of time maintaining them and this is a good time of year to do some (we can’t cut trees down or scrub and the vegetation is growing again). This year there has been the routine and the one offs. After several of our waymarkers went missing at Coed Maidie B Goddard we spent several days reinforcing the remaining ones. One of the old bridges had become unsafe so we have replaced it with a new one too.…