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Frog spawn season; what do you need to know?

Frog spawn season; what do you need to know?

The onset of the warmer weather in February brought the start of the amphibian breeding season and the welcome appearance of frog and toad spawn in Britain’s ponds. If you are lucky enough to have spawn in your pond, we have a number of pointers for you to help you look after your amphibians. Firstly,

Teifi Marshes - bluebells

Winter work in the woodlands of Teifi

As well as the wetland and reed beds, we have quite a range of woodland habitats to look after at Teifi Marshes Reserve. To the south of the Reserve, heading along the river towards Cilgerran, is an area of ancient oak woodland, which clings to the steep slopes of the Teifi gorge. While sessile oak

American Mink by Rob Parry

Invasive American Mink in Wales

It is well known that the water vole (Arvicola amphibius) is in decline and that there are few places in Wales supporting water vole populations. However, what is currently little known is how many invasive American Mink (Neovison vison) are likely to be in Wales, and how widespread they are. For a species with such

Could you be a Welsh Wildlife Hero?

Could you be a Welsh Wildlife Hero?

“Welsh Wildlife Heroes” is a major new project, between The Co-operative Group in Wales and Wildlife Trusts in Wales, established to deliver a programme of activities in Wales using the proceeds raised in The Co-operative’s Food and Pharmacy businesses as a result of the Welsh Government’s 5p Carrier Bag Levy. Some £750,000 will be distributed

The Wildlife Trusts’ Guide to a Garden Winter Wonderland

The Wildlife Trusts’ Guide to a Garden Winter Wonderland

In a world that is rapidly losing its green spaces, our gardens are mini wildlife havens that are becoming increasingly important for wildlife. Over winter, when ‘the weather outside is frightful’, there is much you can do to help your garden wildlife survive and even attract new species to your garden. Here are the Wildlife

Dormouse by Jacqueline Hartley

Will dormice travel along ropes in the canopy?

As one of only 29 species of dormice in the world, and as the UK’s only native species of dormouse, the Hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is rather special. The small nocturnal mammal is most commonly known for its iconic state of sleepiness; being both asleep in the day, and hibernating over the winter, finding a

Female and male glow worm Mike Bright

Bright Future for Glow Worms at Parc Slip

Mike, Rudi and Finn Bright and Rose Revera The glow worm, Lampyris noctiluca, is not in fact a worm, but a bioluminescent beetle of the family Lampyridae. The glow-worm life cycle consists of 4 main stages (1. The Egg 2. The larva 3. The Pupa 4. The adult). The eggs are laid in July/August and