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Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all!

Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all!

David Astins Dodging dolphins, avoiding jelly fish and battling the Pembrokeshire currents to raise money for charity. On the 22nd of August at approximately 7am Dave Astins, a daring volunteer and supporter of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will be attempt a treacherous sponsored swim from Marloes Sands, across Marloes Bay to the beautiful Skokholm Island approximately 2.5 miles in a straight line! The Wildlife Trust have carried out research and have yet to find someone who has successfully completed and recorded the swim from the mainland to the island, so this is quite possibly a first!  …
Warning, water buffalo at work!

Warning, water buffalo at work!

Regular visitors will know that, since 2002, the place to see water buffalo is The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes. These gentle giants graze a boggy, damp marshy area of the Reserve from early spring until autumn. Water buffalo are one of the world’s oldest livestock breeds. They originate from Asia, and were recorded in India and north Africa by around 600AD. They are an extremely durable hardy breed, and as their name suggests, their boxy hoofs and well distributed weight makes them well suited to grazing wet areas; be it steamy sodden Cambodian rice fields, or our own watery west Walian swamps.…
Small Blue butterfly makes a comeback at Parc Slip

Small Blue butterfly makes a comeback at Parc Slip

The small blue butterfly (Cupido minimus) is the UK’s smallest butterfly, with a wingspan of only 16-27mm. It’s a beautiful little butterfly, recognised by the dark blue on the upper surface of its wings and dark spots on the silver-blue underwing. It flies from mid-May to August and lays its eggs on the caterpillar food plant, kidney vetch. As is the story with much of our UK wildlife, unfortunately the small blue has experienced a decline in both population and distribution over the whole of the UK.…
Beaver Our Guest - Hanc gives a warm Welsh welcome to Oak Tree Cottage The Cwtch by L.Maiden-1

Beaver our guest at Oak Tree Cottage!

Visitors to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve had a real treat this weekend when they met the newest member of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales team…Hanc the Afanc! (Afanc is Welsh word for Beaver). Beaver Our Guest – Hanc gives a warm Welsh welcome to Oak Tree Cottage The Cwtch by L.Maiden-1 Hanc was the ‘Welcome Ambassador’ at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Oak Tree Holiday Cottage and was a real hit with children!…