Carmarthenshire

Dinefwr Castle by Vaughn Matthews

Dinefwr Castle by Vaughn Matthews

Carmarthenshire has 13 nature reserves which we manage with volunteers guided by the Wildlife Trust Officer Becca Killa. There is also a regular programme of voluntary workparties- contact Becca for more details on r.killa@welshwildlife.org or 07970 780558.

The reserves include the stunning Castle Woods Nature Reserve in Llandeilo, this ancient woodland resonates with history, the understory is full of bluebells and wild garlic in spring and as it name implies it also includes our very own castle, standing majestically on the hill top. You can follow this lovely reserve on Twitter as it changes through the seasons – @Dinefwr_Castle

Also in Carmarthenshire we have the beautiful Poor Man’s Wood or Gallt y Tlodion on the eastern edge of the county, another stunning woodland in Llandovery which is full of spring flowers and a magical place to visit.

Our newest reserve in the area is Carmel Nature Reserve, we are currently raising funds to work on this nationally important reserve which has a mosaic of habitats and has recently had dormice recorded in its woodlands.

Carmarthenshire News:

  • Wonderful Water Voles and more Carmarthenshire news New steps at Castle WoodsGood 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.... Read More » After a quiet winter, when the water vole is fairly inactive, there have ...
  • Pine Martins an ally for our mid Wales Red Squirrels? Pine Marten by Karl FranzThe Vincent Wildlife Trust is hoping to boost mid-Wales’ struggling pine marten population by bringing a small but significant number of martens from Scotland.... Read More » Charismatic, elusive and running out of time; this native Welsh mammal, bele’r coed, has all but disappeared from the Welsh landscape.... Read More » Once widespread throughout Britain, the pine ...
  • Polecat at Ffrwd Farm Mire reserve Frwd Farm harvesting reed B KillaWe have caught some exciting footage in a camera trap set up at Ffrwd Farm Mire reserve, our wetland reserve near Kidwelly.... Read More » The motion sensor camera was set up to monitor for mink as part of our mink control programme, an important aspect supporting the NRW lead ‘water vole project’. Through this over ...
  • Hedgerows and Service Trees Snowdrops at Llandyfeisant churchyardThe 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.... Read More » We have been burning the brash ...
  • Play your part in the bovine TB eradication programme Badger roadkill Apr 09 by L WilberforceWe need your help. As part of a Welsh Government programme to learn more about bovine TB infection in our badger population they have commissioned an All Wales badger found dead survey. All you have to do is report any dead badgers you find either as road traffic accidents or otherwise in the countryside.... Read ...
  • Door to Door Recruiters – Across South & West Wales Help us build a better future, photo by Zsuzsanna BirdLooking to supplement your income or pension? Wanting to work flexible hours? We welcome applications from all ages to our brilliant membership team.... Read More » Location: Across south and west Wales... Read More » Hours: 12-15 per week. Permanent, seasonal. Subject to completion of a probationary period.... Read More » The role: We are looking for people ...
  • Hedgerows and Wild Service Trees in Carmarthenshire Carmel hedge laying the Breconshire StyleFrequent travellers along the A476, Crosshands to Llandeilo road could not have failed to notice the large amount of laid hedge there is now at Carmel National Nature Reserve.... Read More » We have employed a local contractor to lay over 1 Km of mature roadside hedge. The contractor has employed 2 different styles to hedge ...