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.

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  • Help afoot at Teifi Marshes for threatened Barns Owls Barn OwlWith its distinctive “moon” face glowing white, a pale underside and light brown wings the Barn Owl is an unforgettable sight for anyone lucky enough to spot one. While widely distributed through the UK countryside, sadly it suffered serious declines in its numbers through the 20th and early 21st centuries.... Read More » Causes of this ...
  • West Williamston – brown hairstreaks on the wing Autumn gentian at West WilliamstonThe brown hairstreak butterfly is now actively laying its eggs on the blackthorn at West Williamston nature reserve and avid spotters have been busy recording sightings. The good weather certainly helps both the spotter and the butterfly with records coming in thick and fast. This year has also been a good one for other butterfly ...
  • Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all! Dave Astins 1Dodging dolphins, avoiding jelly fish and battling the Pembrokeshire currents to raise money for charity.... Read More » On the 22nd of August at approximately 7am Dave Astins, a daring volunteer and supporter of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will be attempt a treacherous sponsored swim from Marloes Sands, across Marloes Bay to ...
  • Ruins, History and Mystery Guided Walks Skomer farm in autumnDiscover Skomer Island’s past on these fascinating guided walks on the 13th & 20th September.... Read More » But don’t forget your binoculars as we never know what might fly past!... Read More » Skomer Island has a fascinating history and some of the best preserved ‪pre-historic‬ fields and huts in Britain. People have chosen to live in this beautiful place ...
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  • National Moth Night in Pengelli Forest Elephant Hawk Moth - Mike SnowLast month saw the UK’s National Moth Night take place between the 3rd and 5th of July. An event was organised in Pengelli Forest nature reserve with a keen group of moth enthusiasts from the north Pembrokeshire Moth Group that including Tony Lewis, the county’s moth recorder.... Read More » The event started at 8.30pm and ...