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.

 

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  • 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 ...