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.

 

  • Clearing up in Ceredigion! Coed Penglanowen Bluebells by Em FootSeveral days have been spent in the stables area at Cors Ian. Volunteers from Coventry helped regular volunteers with the taking down of parts of the stables. Some of the material will be used to mend the remaining sections which are being kept and improved for wildlife. The large concrete area in front of the stables ...
  • Bramble attack, trees and paths! CC New path 03.16 EF (4) sWe’ve spent several days clearing brambles at Coed Maidie and Rhos Glyn yr Helyg. On both reserves large clumps were growing in the middle of the meadows. The very windy weather had taken its toll at Rhos Glandenys and several trees had fallen over so we spent a surprisingly warm sunny day clearing these up. Aberystwyth University ...
  • Winter Woodland Working Ceredigion Coed Maidie B Goddard coupeOver the winter we’ve done a lot of tree felling, mostly to finish our Better Woodlands Wales grant work. We’ve thinned the woods at Pant Da and Coed Maidie B Goddard and cut coupes in both of these reserves as well. We’ve also fitted in some water vole habitat improvement works at Cors Ian where ...
  • Children’s Birthday Parties at The Welsh Wildlife Centre. 12745985_1046961612016447_3579887682645610838_n.jpgWhy not make your child’s next birthday party a wild one with us at The Welsh Wildlife Centre ? Our Harlow room is a large and flexible space fully furnished and ready for you to decorate as you wish, we have even thought of you busy Mums & Dads as there is ample tea & coffee ...
  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre open New Years Day 2016 Welsh Wildlife CentreBlow away the cobwebs on New Years day 2016 with a visit to The Teifi Marshes nature reserve. Head Chef Gareth will be serving all day breakfasts in The Glasshouse Cafe to temp you out of the house and back into the great out doors. The best bit, our very own free range eggs will be ...
  • Windy, wet work days! Pant Da coupe by Em FootAs I’m sure you can appreciate the weather lately has generally not been ideal for working outside and especially felling trees. Unfortunately the work still needs to be done so we have persevered, changed things around and continued… (a huge thanks to my sturdy volunteers!) We have done some watervole habitat improvement work at Cors Ian. ...
  • Winter work starts Autumn spiderwebs - Em FootThe grand total for marsh fritillary larval webs at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg was an amazing 671! Last year’s total was 42 so this is a massive increase. They also covered the whole site. I look forward to seeing the adults next summer. It was a lovely autumnal morning when we arrived at Coed Maidie ...
  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre open all year. Welsh Wildlife Centre evening shot by KrystalThis year as never before we will be open twelve months of the year. We will be open up to 20th December 2015 , taking only a short break and reopening on New Year’s day 2016. We will be serving all day breakfasts on News Years Day for those who want a walk around the Teifi Marshes ...
  • Marsh Fritillary Larval Web Season Marsh fritillary webs Em FootAfter cutting the Coed Penglanowen glade, marsh fritillary larval web surveys on our rhos reserves have dominated our work days for the last few weeks. A group of students joined us for our Rhos Pil Bach survey. I was feeling hopeful after several adults were seen earlier in the year, in two separate fields. We found 3 ...
  • New to Cardigan Bay Laura EvansI returned to university in 2013 to study Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2014. My masters project focused on communication in European fiddler crabs. I first joined the CBMWC Living Seas Team as a volunteer in March 2015. Now as Living Seas Volunteer coordinator I will be managing the Living Seas volunteers ...
  • 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 ...