Category: My Wild Cardiff

CardiffBayWetlandReserve-RichardSutcliffe#MyWildCardiff is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery (PPL) and will concentrate on engaging local people in Cardiff with their natural environment and raising awareness of how they can help urban wildlife thrive.

Our capital city is home to lots of exciting and sometimes even rare wildlife. Hazel Dormice, Great Crested Newts and waxcap fungi are among just a few of the species that would be the pride of any nature reserve area flourishing in our wild city.  Cardiff even has its own species of wildflower!

The Wildlife Trust will aim to work closely with local communities in and around Cardiff to provide outdoor learning opportunities for the benefit of both wildlife and people in the city. The project will focus on introducing wild spaces into local neighborhoods. Local schools will also be invited to learn more about their local wildlife and the importance of raising this awareness to the younger generation.

We would love to see your photos of wildlife around the city, whether it’s frogs in your garden or otters on the River Taff. Send them through to Rose at The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales via email for a chance to be featured on our social media pages.”

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery which has awarded an amazing £142 million to good causes since its launch in 2008. Support from players makes a huge difference to hundreds of communities with funding awarded to numerous grass root groups and local projects as well as national and international charities.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the #MyWildCardiff project and the events and activities that will be taking place, please contact Rose on email / 01656 724100 or sign up via

My Wild Cardiff updates

This month the My Wild Cardiff Project has taken us to some new areas of Cardiff. On a sunny Sunday in July we spent a …

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Grangetown Art Trail!

At the end of Wales Nature Week 2021 this month we were continuing our engagement work through the My Wild Cardiff Project. We joined the …

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New Green Walls Project with Cardiff Local Nature Partnership (LNP)

This past year the Trust has been working with Cardiff Local Nature Partnership (LNP) to improve biodiversity in polluted, urbanised areas of Cardiff using Green …

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Common Toad

Frog or Toad?

Spring is on its way which means frogs and toads will be making their way to suitable water bodies to breed. Maybe you have spotted …

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Communities combat climate crisis thanks to £2.8 million of National Lottery money

We are delighted to share some good news!! The National Lottery Community Fund announced that nearly £3 million has been awarded to communities in Wales …

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Make A Spot For Pollinators In Your Garden!

Sometimes it’s hard to see how your environmental efforts as an individual has an impact on the global scale of climate change, but the small …

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Stay WILD when working from home!

Home working can introduce some unhealthy habits like staying in front of a screen all day and never venturing outdoors. DON’T PANIC….we’ve got some easy …

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In Memory of Margaret Perring 1933 – 2020

Margaret Perring (nee Barrow), who was a loyal member of the Wildlife Trust, sadly died at the beginning of April. Margaret was born in Maesteg …

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5 Wild Things To Do in Cardiff this Year

Kingfishers can be seen along the River Taff. Photo: Malcolm Brown 5 Wild Things To Do in Cardiff this Year Even in the heart of …

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Help Wildlife Survive this Winter

There are little things that we can all do this winter to ensure that the colder season is easier for our local wildlife friends. Here are …

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December- My Wild Garden Year

For the last My Wild Garden Year challenge of 2018, we’d like you to plant a wildlife-friendly hedge or if you have no room, fruiting trees.    …

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Dig a wildlife pond, my wild garden year

November- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, it’s time to create the ultimate wildlife garden feature- a wildlife pond!    Creating a wildlife pond is the …

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