Reserve works continue in 2017 for Ceredigion…

Conservation Work with Fallen Trees

Conservation Work with Fallen Trees

Entrance

Entrance

Our first job of 2017 was to finish cutting back the roadside trees at Pennar Fawr. Unfortunately one of those days was the coldest and wettest of the winter so far, it’s amazing what a difference a day makes- the day before was warm and sunny!

Since then it’s been back to clearing scrub (aka brambles) from some of our marshy grasslands, where they are encroaching from the edges: Rhos Pil Bach, Rhos Glyn yr Helyg, Rhos Glandenys and Coed Maidie’s meadows. We had a slight break from brambles when we had to clear a fallen tree at Cors Ian, we also cut back some of the willow and birch in the bog.

The weekend work party at Cwm Clettwr has had a few sessions when they have continued halo thinning, removing Western Hemlock and cutting back leggy gorse. Contractors have also done some tree safety works and felled a couple of trees as part of long term management plans.

Contractors have also continued our improvements at Cors Ian: the parking area has been resurfaced and paths put in. There’s more to come…

If you’d like to join our work parties, get fit and meet new people, contact Em:  e.foot@welshwildlife.org