Clearing up in Ceredigion!

Several days have been spent in the stables area at Cors Ian. Volunteers from Coventry helped regular volunteers with the taking down of parts of the stables. Some of the material will be used to mend the remaining sections which are being kept and improved for wildlife.

Coed Penglanowen Bluebells by Em Foot

Coed Penglanowen Bluebells by Em Foot

The large concrete area in front of the stables has been cleaned up as have the areas we hope to use as viewing platforms. A muddy attempt at drying out part of the entrance track has also been made.

Straggly and overhanging trees have been cut down and rubbish removed. We had a bonfire, in the rain, to dispose of some of the brash and timber that was no good. It’s already looking a lot more open and lighter. At the other end of the reserve there was some clearing up of branches and gorse required after a new fence was installed.

Brambles were threatening to block the entrance to Rhos Pil Bach - Pennar Fawr so we spent a day clearing these and others along the fence line as well as saplings and birch and willow regrowth. Though we missed it there was an adder seen on site that day (there was photographic evidence!) It is good to know they are still around.

We had some clearing up to do after our hasty winter tree felling at Coed Maidie B Goddard. We also extended our woodland stick path into another usually muddy section.

The spring flowers were looking lovely. They are also looking great at Coed Penglanowen where the bluebell carpet is just starting to bloom.