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 http://ow.ly/EF47308idti

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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October- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, look after your hibernating Hedgehogs by building a home for them in your garden.    Hedgehogs are declining across

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Reptile hibernation site, my wild garden year

September- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, it’s a tough one! Create a home for reptiles and amphibians to hibernate in your garden.     There is

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August- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, put up bat boxes to look after your nocturnal neighbours.  Make a home for bats in your garden and

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Make a home for newts, my wild garden year

July- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, create a home for newts to shelter.  A rock pile is a great thing to add to your garden

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June- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, open your own Nectar Cafe in your garden for pollinators like butterflies and bumblebees.  The garden will now be

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May- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, we would like you to create ‘Bugingham Palace’ for the bugs in your garden. This is a great activity

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Make a deadwood garden My Wild Garden Year

April- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, make a deadwood garden to create shelter for invertebrates, Hedgehogs and Wrens.    Log piles are a great good

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Create a compost heap my wild garden year

March- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, create a wildlife-friendly compost heap for the Hedgehogs, Slow Worms and Invertebrates in your garden.  A compost heap is

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Make a bumblebee nest, My Wild Garden Year

February- My Wild Garden Year

For this month’s My Wild Garden Year challenge, we would like you to create an artificial nesting site for queen bumblebees in your garden. Early

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