Bramble Bashing in Ceredigion

Our traditional winter scrub clearing work has continued in earnest this month along with a few other, different tasks.

At Pennar Fawr we cleared some brambles and seedlings that were encroaching on the grassland. We also opened up the parking area so you can now get a vehicle in there.

On a very wet day at Caeau Llety Cybi we did some more hedgelaying, continuing on from last month’s work. Unfortunately we had to finish early due to the slippery conditions. We’ll hopefully be back in the spring to finish the run.

Gorse and brambles were cleared at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg in a stretch where it was narrowing an area of grassland considerably. With ponies still on site hopefully they will nibble or trample any new shoots, keeping the area open.

Gorse by Neil Aldridge

Gorse by Neil Aldridge

A day was planned to be spent moving boardwalk and other bits between and from 3 different reserves in the north of the county: Rhos Fullbrook; Cors Ian and Cors y Sychnant (an old Trust reserve). Unfortunately the van broke down part way through the day and we were unable to finish the tasks. We’ll be back to complete the job soon.

Preparation work has been done on the new footbridges for Old Warren Hill. They are nearly complete and ready to be installed which we will hopefully be doing soon.

This month’s joint work party was in Pembrokeshire at Goodwick Moor, a reserve we hadn’t visited before. We were cutting back encroaching willow and burning it to keep the reed bed open.

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped this month. If you would like to volunteer with us in Ceredigion there are work parties twice a week out on the reserves, year round, contact Em on 07980932332 or e.foot@welshwildlife.org or to find out more about Ceredigion reserves visit: www.welshwildlife.org/reservesCeredigion_en.link