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 p.hill@welshwildlife.org

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Brecknock Events
Date/Time Event
28/04/2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brecon Local Group AGM and Talk: Wildlife and WTSWW
The Muse,, Brecon Powys
16/05/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Botany Walk on the Epynt Way
Post Office, Llangammarch Wells Powys
25/06/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Foraging Walk with Adele Nozedar
Dutchess Cafe, Brecon Powys
14/07/2020
6:00 am - 8:30 am
Treberfydd Meadows
Treberfydd House, Brecon Powys
15/08/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wye Valley Walk from Erwood
Erwood Craft Centre, Builth
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Local Warden’s Blog

  • An update from Brecknock An update from BrecknockBrecon Local Group mailing list achieves 100 subscribers! The Brecon Local Group achieved 100 subscribers in early January and continues to grow.  A steady trickle has signed up via the link on the website page and through the meetings.  The talks have continued to attract 30 to 40 people from as far afield as Ystradgynlais and ...
  • Winter Bird Watch in Brecknock Winter Bird Watch in Brecknock40 hardy people braved the wet weather to attend the Winter Bird Watch at Llangorse Lake. This annual event is a well established Brecknock favourite. Volunteer experts Andrew King and Keith Noble have lead groups from Ty Mawr to the water’s edge and along to the Llangasty Bird Hide for many years.  Visibility wasn’t great this ...
  • Trees Down in Brecknock Trees Down in BrecknockThe stormy weather before Christmas brought down a few trees on our reserves.  This has kept Steph our Wildlife Trust Officer busy clearing paths. On Ystradfawr a tree blocked the path from Station Road.  It was also covered with ivy which made it harder to negotiate.  Lorna and Steph spent a morning tackling this then went ...
  • 25 bee species identified on Allt Rhongyr! 25 bee species identified on Allt Rhongyr!During this summer, bee expert Janice Vincett, carried out a survey of aculeate (stinging insect) species of Allt Rhongyr. The aim of the survey was to identify the diversity of aculeate and other pollinator species present.  Allt Rhongyr has rich ground flora and consists of lowland acid grass lands, upland calcareous grasslands and upland ash woodland. ...
  • 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. ...