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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

Snippets from Bridgend

Snippets from Bridgend

Exactly ten years after the last edition of our long running newsletter Snippets is back making a welcome return with a new format, change of  editor and an entry – with usual flair – into the digital world of information technology. Looking back at almost a decade of the old Snippets publication pioneered, run and edited by the sterling leadership

The Good, The Bad and The Slimy

The Good, The Bad and The Slimy

Something sinister is lurking in the undergrowth at our Coed Y Bwl reserve in the Vale of Glamorgan. Oozing along the woodland floor are a range of Myxomycetes commonly refered to as Slime Moulds. Not plant, not animal, not fungi. They are capable of locomotion and finding thier way through a maze! They feed by

Taphrina alni sample by Mike Bright

Alder Tongue

Rudi and I recently went for a wander around Parc Slip hoping to find signs of a little known fungi, Taphrina which is a genus of parasitic Ascomycota that cause intriguing galls in their host plants. Witches Broom (Taphrina betulina) is the largest and most familiar species inducing dense twig-like formations on Birch’s which are the

Ffrwd Farm Mire digger on site B Killa

Ffrwd’s Ditches

February this year saw a digger and it’s driver from Natural Resources Wales at Ffrwd Farm Mire. Ffrwd forms part of the Gwernedd Pembre SSSI. It is a fantastic wetland reserve, with a great combination of Reed bed, marshy grassland, and willow carr. The aim of the work carried out was to create some more

Watch Out - Local school group try out new opera glasses

Donated Opera Glasses

Thanks to The London Opera Glass Company we have had 30 pairs of opera glasses donated to the Trust for children to use. These glasses are great as it means the children can use them without the fuss of having to focus anything, they will be used regularly for bird and nature watching from the