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

Children from Cilycwm school visit the MWRSP project

My Wild School Teacher Training Day

Join us, Cardiff Council Community Rangers and RSPB Cymru for a FREE teacher training session, open to all teachers, teaching assistants and student teachers in

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Building the pop up garden

Our first ever Pop-Up Wildlife Garden in Cardiff

Be Inspired to Go Wild! Did you know that there is more space managed as garden in the UK than all nature reserves put together?

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Be Inspired to Go Wild at our Bute Park Pop-up Garden

Did you know that there is more space managed as garden in the UK than all nature reserves put together? Imagine what a difference we

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Bug Hotel Competition Flyer 1 WTSWW

Calling Cardiff Allotments and Community Gardens!

Calling all Cardiff Allotmenteers and Community Gardeners! Enter our competition this year to build a bug hotel to create habitat for wildlife such as solitary

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New Deluxe Bug Hotels Open in Cardiff!

On Monday 10th July, we set up camp outside Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff and invited people to come along and make their own bug

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Bee a Wildlife Friendly Gardener

Bees, butterflies and hedgehogs are all spiralling into decline in Wales and the future for garden wildlife is looking pretty bleak. However, The Wildlife Trust

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My Wild Garden in Bute Park

We are really excited to announce that this year we will be building a pop-up Wildlife Garden in Bute Park, Cardiff, to showcase the features

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Bee Friendly in your Garden

Bee on cow parsley, Sunnybank NR, Sheffield City Centre As part of the My Wild Cardiff project, funded with the generous support of the players

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male great crested newt swimming Dave Kilbey

How to look after Newts in your Garden

We’ve prepared some fact sheets about newts and how you can look after them in your garden. View them below or download by clicking on the pictures.

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Heath Park is a Neighbourhood for Newts

As part of the My Wild Cardiff project, we have been working with the neighbourhood around Heath Park to help the residents in the area

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An Otterly Great Day Out

On Easter Saturday, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Cardiff University Otter Project joined forces for an unusual event in Bute Park.

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My Wild Cardiff

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have kindly been given funding for a project in Cardiff from the People’s Postcode Lottery. We have

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