Category: West Glamorgan news

Bag of Gower Charcoal

Gower Charcoal Now for Sale

An important part of woodland management is coppicing, this allows the structure of the woodland to become very diverse, which is fantastic for ground flora

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The Big Burn

Charcoal Kilns and Coppicing

The last volunteer day before christmas was a charcoal making training day with staff and volunteers from The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales,

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Hedge laying the Flying Gower way - Becca Killa

The Flying Gower Technique!

Last week a combined effort of Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers plus Countryside Connection project officer Helen Grey , Countryside Connection Volunteers, and Gower AONB

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Chestnut fence by R Killa

Autumn in West Glamorgan

We have spent several days at Gelli Hir continuing our woodland thinning work and also coppicing with volunteers. The thinning is part of a five

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Entrance to Berry Wood by J Mullett

Countryside Connections on our Reserves throughout Swansea and Gower

If you go down to a Wildlife Trust (Swansea or Gower) reserve this autumn you might be in for a big surprise School children from

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Karen Leading a Group Through the Dranges

Damselflies on the Dranges

June sees the annual return of the Gower Walking Festival and this year we organised a walk to show off The Dranges, Swansea Neath and

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Cotoneaster on Port Eynon by Rebecca Killa

Cotoneaster – A Wildlife Goodie or Baddie?

We’ve spent several days this month down at Port Eynon Point where we have been managing the spread of cotoneaster. Cotoneaster is the genus of

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Marsh Fritillary

Butterflies and Bastard Balm

The beginning of March saw the Swansea Neath Port Talbot team in Ceredigion, where we were contracted to do some habitat work by Plantlife at

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The Dranges reserve by Karen McCullough

World of Difference for the Dranges Reserve

My name is Karen McCullough and I have been volunteering with the Wildlife Trust of South (WTSWW) for the last 18 months as a weekly

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Nest Box Making

Love Birds in Swansea – an Update from West Glamorgan

We’ve started 2012 off with enthusiasm, getting stuck into a variety of different management tasks at our sites. First day back after Christmas we were

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New Old Skills - Creating Fences

West Glamorgan Over the Summer

In West Glamorgan we had a busy summer with staff and volunteers busy with the usual vegetation management on our paths, fencing, Himalayan balsam pulling

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Steve Up a Tree - by P Thornton

Spring in the Gower – 2011

As I write this in early March it appears spring has sprung, in the woods there are the first of the spring flowers, signs of

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