Windy, wet work days!

As I’m sure you can appreciate the weather lately has generally not been ideal for working outside and especially felling trees. Unfortunately the work still needs to be done so we have persevered, changed things around and continued… (a huge thanks to my sturdy volunteers!)

We have done some watervole habitat improvement work at Cors Ian. The stream running through the site has become over-shaded by willow trees so we’ve been clearing the southern side to allow more light in.

Pant Da coupe by Em Foot

Pant Da coupe by Em Foot

It is hard work just trying to stay upright and keep your feet dry- even in wellies, especially with the water level rising! Hopefully the watervoles will appreciate our work.

Volunteers from Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire joined us at Coed Maidie B Goddard for some woodland thinning, we got a huge amount done and the wood looked very different by the end of the day.

We’ve spent several days at the top of Pant Da cutting a coupe and thinning, the brash piles are definitely multiplying, the wood looking more open and the volunteers looking more weary after working on the steep slope all day!

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 on a Wednesday and Thursday out on the reserves, year round, contact Em on 07980932332 or e.foot@welshwildlife.org or to find out more about Ceredigion reserves visit the reserves page.