Category: Wildlife Blog

Bluebell by Don Sutherland

Signs of spring: the Bluebell

Bluebells by Tom Marshall Few sights and smells can be as characteristic of a Welsh spring season as a broadleaf woodland carpeted with bluebells and

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Harvest Mouse by Amy Lewis

New ways to Monitor Our Harvest Mice

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ have embarked on a new and innovative project designed to learn more about the elusive harvest mouse

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Pelagic Sea Tours

Fantastic Opportunity to Spot Marine Wildlife

Mid Pembrokeshire Group and Pembrokeshire Bird Group of the WTSWW are again combining this year to carry out three pelagic trips from Neyland on the

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Harvest Mouse by Amy Lewis

The Harvest Mice of Parc Slip

We have embarked on a new and innovative project designed to provide information on the elusive Harvest mouse (Micromys minitus) at Parc Slip nature reserve,

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Urban Fox Debate

After the recent attack on a baby by a fox a great deal of media hype has occurred with regards to the subject, much of

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wilted shoot of ash from ash dieback

Ash Die Back – spotting in winter

We have heard a great deal on ash die back, how we think it may impact our ash trees across Wales and the rising concern

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Dormouse by Bev Lewis (BWT)

To hibernate or not to hibernate

As snow lay thickly on the ground this month in south Wales, in the cold and the dark, the warm temperatures, luxuriant growth and abundant

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Brown hare by Damian Waters of Drumimages

On the lookout for hares at Parc Slip

Brown hares can be a notoriously difficult species to spot at most times of the year, apart from when their behaviour becomes more exuberant in

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Woodcock by Margaret Holland

Winter Woodcock

The woodcock (Scolopax rusticola, Cyffylog) is similar in its general shape and appearance to the snipe, which is a more familiar bird to many people

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Bastard balm in flower by N Walton

Rare plant gets a helping hand

The scarce bastard balm plant (Melittis melissophyllum) is a species that the Wildlife Trust is fortunate to have on two of its reserves within Pembrokeshire.

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Rhododendron flowers © Andreas Praefcke, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Rhododendron Season Begins Again!

We all associate autumn and winter with woodland management- as the birds finish breeding and temperatures cool, we start our programme of woodland coppicing and

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wilted shoot of ash from ash dieback

Ash Dieback

Ash dieback is a disease of ash trees caused by the ascomycete fungus Chalara fraxinea (more properly known by the name of its sexual teleomorph*,

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