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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.…

A Grand Day Out for Welsh Wildlife Centre Volunteers

On Monday 27 April, some of the staff and volunteers of the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes in Cilgerran visited the RSPB’s Ynys-Hir Nature Reserve and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s Cors Dyfi Reserve and Observatory near Machynlleth. The trip was arranged by the staff of the Welsh Wildlife Centre as an opportunity to thank the volunteers for their hard work and commitment and it was also a great social occasion for the group. Welsh Wildlife Centre Staff & Volunteers visit Cors Dyfi’s 360 Observatory The first stop of the day was to Ynys Hir Nature Reserve in Eglwysfach.…

Wheeling for wildlife in Northern Spain

Wildlife Trust supporter Michael Philips is soon to be seen donning lycra and cycling across Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella and has chosen to raise money for WTSWW on the way. Having lost two close friends, Kathleen and Stephen, in the last year, Mike chose WTSWW as the charity that they would support themselves. We would like to thank Mike for choosing us as his chosen charity and wish you lots of luck in Spain. Take your binoculars and let us know what wildlife you see on the way!…

A Winning Garden for Wildlife

Every year for the last four years we have had a garden at the RHS in Cardiff, Lyndsey, our Communications Officer, is a keen but AMATEUR gardener and has designed the garden each time and Gina her partner in crime reckons she often kills her plants. As this year saw our second commendation award it just demonstrates that you don’t have to be an expert to make your garden a winner for wildlife. Lyndsey and her son enjoying the very popular turf sofa The idea of the garden every year is to inspire people to garden for wildlife, we were delighted when a number of people came on the stand to tell us what they had used from our garden last year.  …

Winter Departures – no, we didn’t head for the sun

This winter has been a bit of a departure from the norm for the staff and volunteer team. We left the woods and headed for the fields mainly focusing on the SITA Trust funded project at The Dranges. That’s not to say we haven’t been in the woods at all this winter. We have been carrying out the usual maintenance work, fencing repairs, site risk and hazard tree assessments and we also did 1.7ha of coppicing in the Bishopston Valley as a contract from National Trust.…

The Dranges Marsh Fritillary Habitat Recovery Project

It felt like we were doing battle with the weather and ground conditions but as winter progressed so did the SITA Trust funded project to restore the habitat for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at The Dranges, Bishopston. February 2015 saw the completion of the external fencing, a total of 2500m. Internal boundary fencing was commenced and completed a total of 1470m. 11 gates and 2 stiles were installed, 3 existing gates on the external boundary were also rehung. 4 swing gates were also installed where the fencing crossed watercourses.…

Spring is here in Ceredigion!

With the arrival of spring we see a change in jobs to be done on the reserves- generally less destructive! Having moved a bridge in Coed Maidie B Goddard (for safety reasons) last year and rerouted the path we needed to put in some steps, block off the old path and remove the old steps to discourage people from using the old, unsafe path. This was one of the earliest sunny days and proved to be very pleasant, the sun helping to set our mud step surfaces.…

Wonderful Water Voles and more Carmarthenshire news

Good news for our Water Voles at Ffrwd Farm Mire! Ffrwd is our wetland reserve near Kidwelly, which received over 200 captive bred water voles last summer as part of a project to increase the range of the Llanelli population. Water Vole by Amy Lewis After a quiet winter, when the water vole is fairly inactive, there have been lots of signs of renewed activity along the ditch edges. There are many visible signs of feeding, runs and latrines. Hilary Foster, NRW Biodiversity officer and manager of the project, says ‘It seems our water voles have done well over the winter and are well and truly setting up for the breeding season now that we’ve had a few warmer days’.…