August in Ceredigion has been very successful, WTSWW's Wildlife Officer - Emily Foot - and some dedicated volunteers have been pulling ragwort and cutting back some of the rushes at Rhos Glandenys. We have also been pulling ragwort at Caeau Llety Cybil and, at Cors Ian, we cut the path through the green lane along with some of the rushes around the boardwalk near the pond. We’ve also made some progress on mending the stables too!
During August we also had a joint work party at Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve where we cut back blackthorn to create an appropriate habitat for the brown hairstreak butterfly. Hopefully this effort will see them visiting the area frequently.
We had some trouble cutting back the path through the pond meadow at Coed Maidie B Goddard due to a huge swarm of bees. However, we did manage to cut back the paths on the rest of the reserve and recut some of the bramble patches we tackled over the winter.
To top off a very productive month, we found adult and juvenile dormice in the Cwm Clettwr nest boxes! As well as dormice, we found pygmy shrews and woodlice on the reserve along with a couple of lizards and even a slow worm.
If you’d like to join our work parties or would like more information please contact Em via firstname.lastname@example.org