Pembrokeshire

In Pembrokeshire we have 14 nature reserves including the significant reserve at Teifi Marshes. Nathan Walton the Wildlife Trust Officer manages these with the assistance of volunteers from the area. 

Nathan Walton Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire

Nathan Walton Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire

The suite of WTSWW’s nature reserves in Pembrokeshire includes some strikingly different kinds of woodland, and we’ve achieved some great successes in each.

Future work. Nathan has already been successful at securing funding for Pengelli and West Williamston through Better Woodlands for Wales, but these do not pay full costs, and further funds are sought to help us realise our aspirations for these sites.

In Pengelli, areas of trees have been identified for groupfell, to promote both structural diversity and create naturally regenerating glades. This is the start of a wider dream to fulfil a lengthy rotation within the woods, identifying areas to manage and areas to leave alone, providing assisted and natural management of the woodland.

Tracks and pathways are to be resurfaced where needed and new tracks constructed to aid extraction of felled timber.

In West Williamston, thinning of the ash and sycamore will provide greater habitat variety and allow more light to penetrate through to the woodland floor encouraging species such as common twayblade.

  • Brown Hairstreak Spotting Nectaring brown hairstreak on hemp agrimony - Cr. Maggie SprouleBrown Hairstreaks event, West Williamston nature reserve Those wishing to catch up on their brown hairstreaks still have time – the latest ever adult sighting at West Williamston was on the 5th of October in 2013 by David Moore. The Wildlife Trust reserve at Teifi Marshes is also another good site for brown hairstreaks. This year they ...
  • Island Bookings 2016 Thanks to people like you we are able to help wildlife in so many ways.
Your support is crucial. Skomer Island Bookings for Skomer Island 2016 will commence on Monday 5 October at 9am for members of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales only who will have to give a valid membership number at the time of booking. Shearwater Watch is also likely to be arranged for end of August/beginning of September as two ...
  • Shearwaters, Seals and Hidden Secrets Manx-shearwater-chick-being-weighed Make memories that will last a lifetime this summer with a visit or overnight stay on the beautiful island of Skomer. Recently nominated in the Lonely Planet Top 10 Guide for Best Family Holidays in Europe for 2015, Lonely Planet judges said the island was guaranteed to enthral visitors of all ages and we couldn’t ...
  • 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 ...
  • New Sand martin accommodation available at Teifi Marshes Sand martin StructureSand martins in the locality of our Teifi Marshes nature reserve can now benefit from further nesting opportunities as a new artificial nesting structure has recently been installed. The structure, supplied and installed (with the help of volunteers) by Green Future Buildings provides nesting for 96 pairs of Sand martins although other species such as Kingfishers ...
  • Amphibians and reptiles get a helping hand at Llangloffan Fen Llangloffan Fen PondsWe have recently benefitted from funding from Amphibian and Reptile Conservation to restore and create new ponds at its Llangloffan Fen nature reserve. Two ponds, one of which was an old one now restored have been created with the use of a mechanical digger. These new areas of open water will provide further suitable habitat for ...
  • Burning returns to Dowrog Common Burning at Dowrog CommonThis winter has seen the return of the practice of burning to help manage the mosaic of habitats found on Dowrog Common nature reserve. It has been almost 20 years since this management practice was last implemented. Over the years, parts of the common have suffered from the lack of suitable grazing enabling scrubby species ...
  • 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 ...
  • Skomer Island 5 Skomer's bluebellsPack Your Sense of Adventure and get ready for the Skomer Island 5 experience. There is so much to see and do on the amazing Skomer Island, that we want to ensure that you make the most of your day trip or overnight stay. The Skomer Island 5 is a fantastic ‘Top 5’ campaign featuring amazing wildlife, activities, events, ...
  • Play your part in the bovine TB eradication programme Badger roadkill Apr 09 by L WilberforceWe need your help. As part of a Welsh Government programme to learn more about bovine TB infection in our badger population they have commissioned an All Wales badger found dead survey. All you have to do is report any dead badgers you find either as road traffic accidents or otherwise in the countryside. WTSWW 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. 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 ...
  • Voluntary research assistantship in seabird behaviour & ecology Skomer Island & University of Oxford Ben and Annette on Skomer IslandWe are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking young biologist to work as a voluntary Research Assistant to help with our pelagic seabird research on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in Spring and Summer 2015. The work will involve several research projects coordinated by Prof Tim Guilford at Oxford’s Department of Zoology (see the OxNav website). We utilise ...