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.

 

  • 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.... Read More » 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 ...
  • 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.... Read More » 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 ...
  • 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.... Read More » 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.... Read More » 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 ...
  • 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.... Read More » 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, ...
  • Brambles, blackthorn and birch, oh and dormice! Caeau Llety Cybi Waxcaps by Em Foot.We had an even better day than last month’s “very successful day” when we checked the dormouse boxes and tubes (and bird boxes) at Cwm Clettwr this month. We found 21 very lively dormice and 9 wood mice (including some females)! Most were a good weight for their winter hibernation and some were in boxes ...