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We have a very busy Wildlife Trust with a great deal happening across our four counties. If you are interested in any press stories please contact Lyndsey Maiden (l.maiden@Welshwildlife.org) 07799 050805 or 01656 724100

Stephen Moss talks about the revival of the Red Kite in Wales

Unknown Wales Conference Review 2014

Peter Hill of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust We had a fantastic day at the 4th annual Unknown Wales Conference this year, held on Saturday 11th October 2014 in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales, with over 200 delegates joining us at the museum for a day of interesting talks. The day kicked off with a brilliant talk from Dr Tim Healing, who gave us an account of his long-term study of the bank vole on our Skomer Island and on neighbouring Ramsey Island.…
Oak Bracket – characterised by the weeping of amber liquid

Fascinatingly frustrating fungi

Permit me to start with a rather cheap gag.   The first rule of fungi is that many of them cannot be identified in the field.   The second rule of fungi (and you’re waaay ahead of me here I can tell) is that many of them cannot be identified in the field.   This is highly frustrating (especially if you have a list orientated mind) but nature has obviously decreed that there shall be umpteen little brown fungi that look like they should be unique but sadly aren’t.…
Health and Well Being Fayre at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

Health and Well Being Fayre at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

What a FASCINATING weekend we have in store for you at The Welsh Wildlife Centre on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November… Why not come along, release some of that winter tension and blues by sampling one of the many relaxing complimentary therapies that will be available…. On offer will be a range of touch/body work therapies including the Bowen Technique, Craniosacral therapy & Shiatsu which can be helpful for a number of medical complaints including physical injuries as well as emotional conditions.…
Forest Friends Range

Win a night’s stay on Skomer, plus 20% off at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

Puffins on Skomer Fancy winning a night’s stay on Skomer Island in July? If you call in to the Welsh Wildlife Centre between now and 21 December, you can pick up a voucher from the Glasshouse Café which allows you to enter the prize draw AND receive a 20% discount off a wide range from products at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Gift Shop. Entries to the prize draw can only be allowed when you redeem the voucher in the Gift Shop, however now is the ideal time of year to be searching for Christmas gifts for your loved ones, and the Gift Shop has plenty of ideas on offer!…
Wildlife Trust 2015 Calendar

Wildlife Trust 2015 Calendar & Christmas Cards now available

The Wildlife Trust’s 2015 calendar featuring stunning imagery of some of Britain’s most cherished wildlife is now available to purchase from our online shop and at the Gift Shop in the Welsh Wildlife Centre for only £8! The 13 month calendar would make an excellent Christmas present for a loved one and can brighten up rooms and offices all year round! Be sure to order yours today by clicking the link below! We also have some fantastic packs of 10 Christmas cards available for £5 featuring 5 different images of iconic British wildlife at Winter.…
Tawe River Rangers

WTSWW ‘ River Rangers’ monitoring pollution on the city river

Volunteers have been helping to monitor and report conditions on the River Tawe via a Welsh Government funded initiative, headed by the ourselves at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Tawe River Rangers The aim of the project, which began at the end of August, is to accurately record and report water conditions and wildlife abundance on the Tawe, which is notoriously plagued by pollution caused by human activity. A team of 12 volunteers from all over Swansea have been receiving training in the identification and reporting of pollution, invasive non-native  species and key aquatic wildlife.…
Marsh Fritilllary Survey Ceredigion by Em Foot

Marsh fritillaries and dormice in Ceredigion

We continued and finished our marsh fritillary larval web surveys on our rhos pasture sites- walking a transect through the grassland looking for the webs that hold the small black caterpillars of the marsh fritillary butterfly, on the leaves of the devil’s bit scabious, their food plant. Marsh Fritilllary Survey Ceredigion by Em Foot We had another good day at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg where we found another 11 webs in the other half of the site, taking the total to 42 live webs found with several old ones.…