Ceredigion

Emily Foot - Wildlife Trust Officer for Ceredigion

Emily Foot – Wildlife Trust Officer for Ceredigion

Ceredigion has 20 nature reserves which are managed by ourselves. We do this with the help of volunteers who are guided and supported by Em Foot the Wildlife Trust Officer.

Latest Ceredigion News

Ceredigion is home to many beautiful woodlands, including the spectacular upland oak woodland Coed Simdde Lwyd, the ancient semi-natural woodlands of Nanteos, and the wonderfully varied Coed Maidie B Goddard, near Llechryd.

Em Foot, WTO for Ceredigion, has achieved great improvements to these reserves, including significant tree safety works at both Nanteos sites, and hazel coppicing at Old Warren Hill.

Trees have been thinned to promote diversity at Coed Maidie B Goddard, and path improvements undertaken, with new bridges installed.

Coupes have been opened up in Coed Simdde Lwyd to create a more varied structure in the canopy, and create a wider range of habitats. New footpaths have been created as part of a Tir Coed CAN project with assistance from Rathbone Training trainees.

We have had an extremely busy year and for the latest on all the work happening in Ceredigion then please go to the Ceredigion news section below.

 

  • A good season for brambles Meadowsweet by Em FootWell the summer may not have been perfect for us humans but it has certainly been great for the brambles! It seems you only have to turn your back and they have grown back across the path so we’ve been doing lots of path clearance at lots of reserves including Coed Maidie B Goddard, Old Warren ...
  • Natalie Brown – Living Seas Awareness Officer, New Quay Nathalie BrownNatalie Brown joined Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in May 2015 as the Living Seas Awareness Officer. Natalie will be developing and delivering a programme of marine environmental education and awareness activities linked to The Wildlife Trusts Living Seas work. Natalie has always had a keen interest and passion for the environment, especially marine ...
  • Access, boundaries and surveys in Ceredigion Cwm Clettr dormouse - Em FootWith public access and so many paths on our reserves we have to spend quite a lot of time maintaining them and this is a good time of year to do some (we can’t cut trees down or scrub and the vegetation is growing again). This year there has been the routine and the one ...
  • Hammertime Hammer the WoodpeckerMeet the latest addition to our team at The Welsh wildlife Centre. This is Hammer, the Greater Spotted Woodpecker in his new home. He was created by Jeni & Dominic he took around three weeks to make with the whole family having input into his creation. He was named by their son Iolo after a ...
  • Mostly scrub Woodland managementOur winter work programme is drawing to a close with spring on the doorstep. Coed Maidie B Goddard has had a lot of work done on it this winter but there is still plenty to do so we spent a day clearing some pretty large patches of brambles from the top meadow. We’ve also cleared blackthorn ...
  • A year of monitoring birds at Teifi Marshes Sedge Warbler Teifi MarshAs the days get longer and migrant birds start to head back from warmer places, the Teifi Ringing Group have been looking back over the 2014 highlights of bird ringing on the Teifi Marshes. This reserve is a haven for wildlife on the edge of Cardigan. This work is important because long-term monitoring of bird populations ...
  • More winter work in Ceredigion Volunteers at Coed Maidie B GoddardOur winter work programme continues with more work in our woodlands and a few other tasks too. We continued with and finished the coupe on the steep slopes of Coed Simdde Lwyd. It’s a hard but satisfying job. This one seems to be on a particularly steep section and took longer than usual to complete. It ...
  • David Davies David Davies by Em FootWe were very sad to hear recently of the sudden loss of David Davies of Aberystwyth, a Trust stalwart in so many areas of our conservation work. David was perhaps a relative newcomer to the Trust, first getting actively involved with us as a volunteer in 2005, a result of an appeal for help on our ...
  • An unexpected visitor Common dolphins by Eleanor StoneSince early January the marine team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) have been monitoring an unusual occurrence in New Quay Bay. The unusual occurrence being the presence of a dolphin! Yes a dolphin, what’s so unusual about a dolphin in New Quay you might ask – well this animal is not a bottlenose ...
  • 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. 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 ...
  • Lots of woodland work in Ceredigion Volunteers at Coed Maidie B GoddardOur winter work programme is now in full swing with lots of work in our wonderful woodlands and a little bit on our grasslands too. We started cutting another coupe on the steep slopes of Coed Simdde Lwyd to encourage young trees to grow through. The very strong winds thwarted one attempt but we made good ...
  • The North Ceredigion Kestrel Project Kestrel box going into placeAs you are probably aware, the Megan Jones Legacy enabled a project led by Mike Hayward to get under way providing nest boxes for kestrels. Mike writes about the first year’s work:- The status of the Kestrel – Cudyll coch – in Ceredigion has been one of a steady decline in breeding pairs, especially over the ...