Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to show your mum just how much she means to you! What better way to do that than to surprise her with a wonderfully wild gift and help your local Wildlife Trust at the same time!
We’ve picked our top 3 wonderfully wild gifts that we think any WILD mum would love…
A Gift of Membership.
First up on our top 3 list is a Wildlife Trust gift of membership. Your mum would be helping to protect precious local wildlife by enabling us to install nest boxes, manage local woodlands, survey red squirrels in mid Wales and carry out dolphin research, along with other important conservation tasks. This is a gift that will keep on giving all year around for as little as a cup of coffee per month (or a one off payment if you prefer). By giving your mum a Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales membership for Mother’s Day she will be giving a gift to wildlife throughout 2021 and even into 2022.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales rely heavily on memberships, our only stable source of income, in order to carry out our vital conservation work. There are a variety of different types of memberships available, e.g. individual, joint, family etc. Sign your Mum up via our membership page.
Melt your mum’s heart with a Mother’s Day wildlife adoption. Is your mum batty about Badgers? Precious about Puffins? We have several wildlife species that are available for adoption;
Befriend a Badger - Adopting a badger will help with our work promoting a Tuberculosis vaccine as a viable alternative to culling.
Protect a Puffin - Adopting a puffin will help with our work on Skomer and Skokholm Islands.
Save a Seal - Adopting a seal will help with our work in monitoring the seals and their pups on Skomer Island to ensure that the population is healthy.
Rescue a Red Squirrel - Adopting a red squirrel will help support our project in the Tywi Forest which supports and monitors the red squirrel population.
Help a Hedgehog - Adopting a Hedgehog will help us campaign for better legislation to protect and improve wildlife habitats through south & west Wales.
Your mum (if this is her first adoption) will receive an introductory letter, a personalised adoption certificate, a fact sheet and soft toy of her/your chosen wildlife species. Each year that she continues to adoption wildlife your mum will receive a report on how the species are doing in Wales (usually sent out in autumn).
If you adopt a Puffin for your mum, she will get a ring number from a specific Puffin on Skomer or Skokholm Island. In the report we will endeavour to tell her whether or not her Puffin has been sighted during the year.
Adoptions are £25 and if you would like to adopt a wildlife species for your mum this Mother’s Day visit our online wildlife shop.
Oak Tree Cottage.
And finally, why not book a stay in our quirky self-catering Oak Tree Cottage when COVID lockdown restrictions in Wales have been lifted? Off the beaten track, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Welsh Wildlife Centre & Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, Pembrokeshire, you will find Oak Tree Cottage or the ‘Cwtch’ as we like to call it!
Our self catering holiday let is perfect for those wanting to relax in comfort whilst surrounded by our amazing Welsh wildlife. Small and perfectly formed, the cottage is great for a small family or a couple. Children will love playing in the Cherry Tree Adventure Park, discovering the Willow Maze, exploring our fantastic Nature Trails on foot or two wheels, and meeting our resident Water Buffalo. Adults will immediately unwind to the sounds of nature and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this truly unique setting.
*Subject to COVID rules and regulations. Please note that Oak Tree Cottage is currently closed to visitors. Wales is still at level 4.
*Please be aware that some of these gifts, such as the adoptions and the membership, need to be order in advance in order for you to receive them in time to give to your mum for mother’s day.