Brecon Local Group

The Brecon Local Group is the newest in the WTSWW family of regional groups of wildlife enthusiasts.

From September to April indoor meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Muse, Brecon, LD3 7DW with talks on a wide variety of nature topics.  In December there is a morning walk followed by a Christmas lunch.

May through to August there are field trips to a wide variety of places including the Trusts reserves and further afield.

For more information, contact Pauline Hill on 07957 292235 or email

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Brecknock Events
Date/Time Event
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brecon Local Group Wildlife Talk: Beavers in Wales
The Muse, Brecon Powys
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brecon Local Group Wildlife Talk: Wildlife Around Brecon
The Muse,, Brecon Powys
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brecon Local Group Wildlife Talk: Butterflies of the UK
The Muse,, Brecon Powys
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brecon Local Group AGM and Talk: Wildlife and WTSWW
The Muse,, Brecon Powys
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Local Warden’s Blog

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  • Summer at Y Byddwn Summer at Y ByddwnJuly and August at Y Byddwn revolved mostly around family parties of birds although the highlight on August 20th involved a moth trapping evening with 8 traps set up and 6 members in attendance. On July 6th my only day of July at the reserve I recorded 32 bird species and there were young of robin, ...
  • June at Y Byddwn June at Y ByddwnDespite many May and early June days being breezy and often with chilly nights, there were a lot of successes form the birds on the reserve. Of the 5 nest boxes, one was not used, the great tit failed but 2 families of blue tit fledged while the pied flycatcher also fledged with 7 young. ...
  • April at Y Byddwn April at Y ByddwnApril at Y Byddwn has been all about birds and nest building. Many of these species are regular residents. Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Crow, Nuthatch, Robin (2 pairs), Wren and Woodpigeon while Dunnock, Goldfinch, Treecreeper and possibly Mallard may well be nesting on the reserve or close by. Buzzards probably breed nearby and ...
  • January at Y Byddwn January at Y ByddwnAside from working on Y Byddwn, a local Farmer has allowed me to coppice very tall and shade forming hazel along a 200 metre stretch of his dismantled rail track that runs towards the road near Groesffordd. In a sense by allowing more light into this area this has extended the reserves potential for increased ...
  • December at Y Byddwn December at Y ByddwnI took over management of Y Byddwn Nature Reserve in October 2016 and being a small reserve, hardly larger then 4 tennis courts, I immediately set about identifying the flora and fauna, mostly fauna via photography throughout most of 2017. The photographs were then posted on the local Biodiversity Information Services (BIS) or the national ‘irecord’ ...