Local groups enable the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to reach out to a wide audience, they also give our local members another way to engage with the Trust by offering talks, walks and events. The Local Groups Winter 2012 – April 2013 calendar (337 KB) can be downloaded.
To get more involved with wildlife why not get in touch with your Local Group?
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Group
Ceredigion Bird Group
Mid Pembrokeshire branch
Pembrokeshire Bird Group
South Ceredigion Wildlife Group
The Friends of Skokholm and Skomer to join the Friends please download The Friends of the Islands Application Form
West Glamorgan Local Group
Contact Details for:- Bridgend
Email – Peter
Postal Address – Ty Tegeirianau, Derwen, Bridgend CF35 6HD
Telephone: 01656 662196
The Bridgend Group meets in the Labour Club at the top of Bryntirion on the first Monday of the month from September to April. In the summer months a series of walks, field trips and outings are organised.
Email – Richard
Postal Address – 32 West Rise, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 0RE
Indoor meetings are held once a month at Cardiff University from October to May, usually on a Thursday evening in the middle of the month. From May to July there are only field meetings.Further details are available on our website http://www.wtswwcardiff.org.uk
Email – CBMWG
Postal Address – NA
The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in New Quay, West Wales (UK) is a public information, education and research centre dedicated to raising awareness of the marine environment. The centre offers interpretive displays on a wide variety of marine wildlife with research focused on the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay, Wales. The centre is supported by the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Group, a marine interest group of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales.
We hold about 20 meetings each year, mostly out in the Carmarthenshire countryside between March and October and then indoors, usually in Maes Elfryn Hall, Dynevor Avenue, Llandeilo in the winter. Full details in the Local Groups program.
Contact Details for:- Cwmtawe Group
Please get in touch with Martin Jones whilst there are no regular events happening at the moment Martin is keen to start events. Please get in touch if you would be interested or would like to help
Contact Details for:- North Ceredigion
Email – Dave / John
Postal Address – Tai Canol, Dol-y-Bont, Borth, SY24 5LZ or 24 Heol Alun, Waunfawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BB
Telephone: Secretary, Dave Purdon on 01970 871012 or Chairman, John Wildig on 01970 623713 for further details.
We hold indoor meetings on the third Tuesday of each month from Oct to
Apr. We meet at `The Patch`, Furzey Park, Haverfordwest. This is just off the Dale road on the edge of the town.( map available from Robin Taylor). In addition most months we also organise field meetings. In the Summer two of these are full day sea trips to find cetaceans and sea birds.
Contact Details for:- South Ceredigion Wildlife Group
Email – Margaret
Sept – April : Meet Catholic Church Hall, Cardigan 7.30pm, the first Wednesday of each month with topical speakers/slides. May – Sept : Summer outings/guided walks. We raise funds for our local Nature Reserves by charging £2 for entrance/raffle/refreshments at indoor talks. It is usually donations at outdoor events and we have a book stall, coffee mornings, town collections also.
Indoor meetings with guest speakers are held monthly from September to May/June on 3rd Tuesday. From September 2011 these will be held at Foundry House (21C Community Centre), on The Commons, Pembroke. During the summer we have a programme of walks. Meetings are open to all. Tea & coffee are available at the indoor meetings.
Contact Details for: – The Friends of Skokholm and Skomer
Telephone – 01239 891 238
Email – Irene
Postal address – Trehaidd, Brynberian, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3TR.
Members live not only in SW Wales, but all over the British Isles and beyond, drawn together by a love of island environments and a wish both to support and to find out more about our island reserves of Skomer and Skokholm. We raise money to give direct to the islands, issue Islands News twice a year and hold an Annual Reunion in February each year, near Cheltenham. At this the wardens give illustrated reports, visiting speakers lecture on current research or about other islands and you can meet and enthuse with like-minded people (and the food’s good, too!). To join the Friends please download The Friends of the Islands Application Form
We are currently engaged on a programme of work to repair and restore the very special buildings on Skokholm.
Contact Details for:- West Glamorgan Local Group
Email – Jo
Phone number – 01792 635784
Indoor talks start 7.30pm prompt every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except summer months) at the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea.Donations welcome at the door.