Snippets from Bridgend

Exactly ten years after the last edition of our long running newsletter Snippets is back making a welcome return with a new format, change of  editor and an entry – with usual flair – into the digital world of information technology.

SnippetsLooking back at almost a decade of the old Snippets publication pioneered, run and edited by the sterling leadership of Bridgend Group secretary Peter Hatherley, this electronic version faces a long road ahead. It can only survive by the strength of readership within – and beyond – the Group’s membership. And, of course, a regular input of news items from contributors, past and present. Mike Bright is the man behind the re-launch. His skill in the rapidly expanding field of word processing and electronic imagery of IT will keep our 150- strong membership up to date with the affairs of the South and West Wales Wildlife Trust, as well as a host of wildlife ‘snippets’ from farther afield.

So looking to the future, we feel sure that the new journey of Snippets along the Information Highway will reach the hearts and minds of our members. In the first edition of the old Snippets in September 1995 Peter Hatherley wrote: “What a marvellous send-off our Group has had! We can look back on some memorable first events, aided by magnificent summer weather.” That was the birth of both Group and Snippets.

Let’s hope that the weather is set fair for the next chapter in the history of a thriving group. What is now needed for this new venture to be successful are regular news articles, wildlife observations etc. from the grass roots of membership. Just put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – and let wildlife tell its story.

You can download the full Snippets newsletter (2.79 MB), and if you are inspired by your local wildlife why not send a story to

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