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Living Seas Awareness Officer

We are currently seeking to recruit a Part-time Living Seas Awareness Officer Salary: £17k pro rata Location: The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Ceredigion. Hours: 3 days per week April to September and 2 days per week October to March with some evening / weekend work. Flexi/ TOIL offered. Deadline: Monday 23rd March, 5pm. Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 24th March and interviews will take place on Monday 30th March at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (see centre website for details of location).…

Overton Mere, Overton, Gower, Swansea

Sea cliff, limestone grassland, heath and scrub. The reserve is named after the bay over which it looks. The reserve has almost the full range of South Gower Coast habitats ranging from Hawthorn and Blackthorn scrub, through mixed Gorse and heath, open limestone scree, to improved and unimproved limestone grassland. The areas of improved grassland are to be found on the plateau area closest to the sea shore which is a fossil raised beach dating back to the last Ice Age.…

Hedgerows and Service Trees

The regular Carmarthenshire work party has spent most of the volunteer days since Christmas burning brash that has been left from the hedgelaying contractor at Carmel National Nature Reserve. This has been a slow task, exacerbated by a need to protect the species rich grassland at Carmel. Burning brash at Carmel We have been burning the brash on metal sheets, keeping the fire small and having as few a burn sites as possible. This sensitive approach complements our on going strategy of managing the semi improved meadows.…

Mothering Sunday at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

Every mom deserves a treat of some sort on Mothers’ Day and lunch at the Welsh Wildlife Centre really can’t be beaten. The Glasshouse Cafe makes all its own food, with freshly made breads and cakes to make your mouth water. Glasshouse Cafe chocolate tart For the 15th March we have a gorgeous menu – but don’t forget you will need to book call 01239 621600 OR email m.hodgson@welshwildlife.org – Booking essential with menu choices needed by 6 March. Starters Tender confit of locally reared free range duck leg served with a gently spiced Pembrokeshire plum compote and a fresh leaf salad Leek, goats cheese & hazelnut tartlets served on dressed leaves with a Teifi marshes crab-apple and chilli drizzle (v) Main Courses A roulade of chicken breast & asparagus with a white wine and asparagus cream sauce Parsnip & cashew nut croquettes with a roasted tomato & herb coulis (v) Pork steaks cooked in a Gwynt y Ddraig cider & wholegrain mustard sauce All served with the chef’s selection of vegetables Puddings A marbled cheesecake of plain, milk and white chocolate with toffee sauce Plum and almond tart served with amaretto cream…

More winter work in Ceredigion

Our winter work programme continues with more work in our woodlands and a few other tasks too. We continued with and finished the coupe on the steep slopes of Coed Simdde Lwyd. It’s a hard but satisfying job. This one seems to be on a particularly steep section and took longer than usual to complete. It will allow more light down to the woodland floor and hopefully encourage new saplings to grow. We’ve also continued our general woodland thinning in Coed Maidie B Goddard and cleared scrub along a field edge.…

Skomer Island 5

Pack Your Sense of Adventure and get ready for the Skomer Island 5 experience. There is so much to see and do on the amazing Skomer Island, that we want to ensure that you make the most of your day trip or overnight stay. The Skomer Island 5 is a fantastic ‘Top 5’ campaign featuring amazing wildlife, activities, events, experiences not to be missed throughout 2015! Here’s a sneak peak of what’s on offer… 1 Skomer Island 5 – Wildlife Highlights 1.…

David Davies

We were very sad to hear recently of the sudden loss of David Davies of Aberystwyth, a Trust stalwart in so many areas of our conservation work. David Davies by Em Foot David was perhaps a relative newcomer to the Trust, first getting actively involved with us as a volunteer in 2005, a result of an appeal for help on our reserves as part of the HLF project in Ceredigion. However, he rapidly became involved in many different areas of our work, and soon took root as a key member of the Ceredigion team.…