Conservation Work in October, Ceredigion

We had a blowy morning at Penderi Cliffs cutting back the path vegetation to improve accessibility. We were lucky enough to see the local chough flying around the cliffs.

At the top of Old Warren Hill we spent a day cutting down sycamore regeneration: opening up the woodland and hopefully allowing other species to grow. We’ll be having a few more days doing this over the winter.

Penderi Oaks by E Foot

Penderi Oaks by E Foot

Our joint work party this month was at Ffrwd Farm Mire in Carmarthenshire. We were clearing trees and scrub away from the edge of a ditch to allow it to be cleaned out by a digger in the winter. It was a beautiful sunny day, a great day to be outside!

We did our annual cutting of the rushes at Rhos Glandenys this month. Every year it takes less time to do the cut so the rushes are definitely declining. We also cut some areas within one of the other fields where they are getting very dense. There was a great show of Devil’s bit scabious, we’ll have to watch out for marsh fritillaries here too! Unfortunately, although we spent a day looking for them, no marsh fritillary larval webs were found at Rhos Glyn Yr Helyg this year. They haven’t been found for a few years now.

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