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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

Explore the Great Outdoors with Oak Tree Cottage and the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

Explore the Great Outdoors with Oak Tree Cottage and the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

Oak Tree Cottage – (the Cwtch) is the perfect Pembrokeshire holiday retreat for a couple or a family looking for something a little bit quirky! The Cwtch is located in the heart of the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and The Welsh Wildlife Centre is but a stone’s throw away. It really is the perfect base for those wanting to connect with our amazing Welsh wildlife and explore the great outdoors. Baby tawny owls by Tommy Evans at Teifi Marshes Children will love playing in the Cherry Tree Adventure Playground, discovering the Willow Maze, exploring our fantastic Nature Trails on foot or two wheels!…
Pussy willow Margam March 09 Lizzie Wilberforce

The arrival of spring

At time of writing, it is dark outside, and the day has so far brought us snow, sleet, hail, rain, and thunder. Undeniably, it still feels like winter. It’s the kind of evening where you want to sit close to your heater, or burner, with a cup of tea, and think Indoor Thoughts. Yet once the Christmas celebrations have passed and the new year has begun, it’s hard not to start looking forward and thinking about spring, especially when mornings start to bring that clear, crisp light you only seem to get at this time of year.…
Voluntary research assistantship in seabird behaviour & ecology Skomer Island & University of Oxford

Voluntary research assistantship in seabird behaviour & ecology Skomer Island & University of Oxford

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary Research Assistant to help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in Spring and Summer 2015. The work will involve several research projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at Oxford’s Department of Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilise state-of-the art tracking technologies (miniature GPS, geolocators, time-depth recorders & on-board video) on several species (Manx Shearwaters, Atlantic Puffins, Common Guillemots, Razorbills). Most work will involve assisting doctoral students with the day-to-day maintenance of the study burrows, weighing and monitoring breeding birds and their chicks, and the deployment and retrieval/downloading of tracking devices.…
Planning clearance work and marking machinery exclusion, no mow and no cutting zones in one of the meadows

The Dranges Marsh Fritillary Habitat Recovery project

Work has begun in earnest on the SITA Trust funded project at The Dranges NR, Bishopston, Gower with staff and volunteers clearing encroaching scrub, gorse and bramble from its important meadow habitats. Specialist contractors have been preparing the site for, and beginning the mammoth task of approximately 4000m of stock-proof fencing on some very awkward terrain. Being able to control the grazing on this reserve is essential to improving the habitat especially for the benefit of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. The site by its very nature is wet and marshy in places and to avoid adverse impact on a variety of species the work is restricted to these wet winter months.…
Lynda Hickling

Local Member Abseils for Meadows and Islands

Former Trustee, Lynda Hickling, has signed up to abseil down the main tower in Pembroke Castle on March 15th to raise funds for the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales (WTSWW) through sponsorship. Lynda Hickling This will be a completely new challenge as she has no experience of climbing (either up or down!) since shinning up her parents’ apple & cherry trees in her childhood to pick the fruit. Any monies raised will be divided between the Wildlife Trust’s appeals to protect Wales’ vanishing Flowering Meadows and continuing research into Saving our Seabirds, particularly around Skomer & Skokholm off the Pembrokeshire coast. …
Welsh Wildlife Centre by Stuart Hall

February Half Term Events at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

February half term at the Welsh Wildlife Centre promises to be a truly fun-filled time with a plethora of events happening throughout the week! Take a look at our exciting list of activities below! Teifi Marshes Saturday 14 February 2015 Kidz Geocaching Trail – The launch! Time: 10am-4pm (Every day throughout 2015!) Price: £2 per entry Discover the wonders of Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve with our fun-filled geocaching quiz trails. Hunt for clues on the reserve, solve the quiz and claim a prize!…
Colin Mogg

Colin Mogg

The Trust was saddened to hear of the death of Colin Mogg who passed away on 20th December 2014. Colin was a Chairman of Glamorgan Wildlife Trust (GWT) from 1997 to 1999 and many of our long standing members from that time will have known him. As well as being Chairman of GWT he was also involved in the Glamorgan Badger Group and many other local organisations. He will also be known to many as the father of Jo Exell who was the GWT admin officer for several years. …