Category: East Glamorgan News

Badger sculpture

Name that Badger!

Visitors to Parc Slip Nature Reserve will have noticed a new addition to our picnic area, a fantastic badger sculpture created by Chris of Wood

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Highland Cows

Highland Cattle become Conservationists at Parc Slip

Parc Slip Nature Reserve has employed the help of some four-legged conservationists this month to help with the management of the nature reserve. Lapwings are

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Laura Dell

Laura tells us all about Local Wildlife Sites

So where to start? Hi everyone, my name is Laura and I will be working with WTSWW throughout 2014 as the Wildlife Sites Officer, based

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Scarce Blue Tailed Damselfly

Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly encouraged at Parc Slip

You may have noticed that there seems to be a little more mud around Parc Slip Nature Reserve than usual? Apart from the heavy rain

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Lapwing Ian Rose

New Scrapes at Parc slip

Through support from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) a variety of new scrapes are being created at Parc Slip Nature Reserve. One of the freshly dug

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Crassula helmsii by V Matthews

The Dangers of Invasive Plants

South Wales is something of a hotspot for invasive plant species, with Himalayan (Indian) Balsam and Japanese Knotweed rightly getting a lot of the publicity

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Bittern Mike Clark

Wetland creation, winter birds and more at Parc Slip

Friends of Parc Slip with the start of the dead hedge Winter is upon us, but we’re as busy as ever at Parc Slip! It’s

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Harvest Mouse Vaughn Matthews

Diminutive harvest mice found at Cwm Colhuw Nature Reserve, Llantwit Major

Recently volunteers from the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) and the South Wales Mammal Group have been surveying some of our reserves

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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)

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Netting in the Rain, Richard Pond

Another Year of Wonderful Wildlife at the Unknown Wales Conference

Professor Tim Birkhead ‘A History of Bird Research’ Every year, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales joins forces with the National Museum of

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Female and male glow worm Mike Bright

Bright Future for Glow Worms at Parc Slip

Mike, Rudi and Finn Bright and Rose Revera Female glow worm Parc Slip 16/7/13 The glow worm, Lampyris noctiluca, is not in fact a worm,

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Small blue butterflies by MJ Clark

Small Blue Butterflies

The small blue butterfly (Cupido minimus) is the UK’s smallest butterfly, with a wingspan of only 16-27mm. It’s a beautiful little butterfly, recognised by the

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