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Our capital city is home to lots of exciting and sometimes even rare wildlife. Hazel Dormice, Great Crested Newts and waxcap fungi are among just a few of the species that would be the pride of any nature reserve area flourishing in our wild city. Cardiff even has its own species of wildflower!

My Wild Cardiff is all about looking after this wonderful wildlife by educating and inspiring people to care for Cardiff’s wildlife, through looking after the wild spaces we have and creating new habitat in our parks and gardens.

Follow the links above to find out how you can create a wildlife-friendly garden, learn more about projects we are working on in Cardiff that you can get involved in, see our upcoming events in the Cardiff area and sign up for our mailing list.

My Wild Cardiff is funded through the generous support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery (PPL).

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery.

Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes, while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally.

A minimum of 30% goes directly to charities and players have raised over £200 Million for good causes across the country. It costs £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with prizes every day.

Find out more about PPL here.


Latest My Wild Cardiff News

  • My Wild Garden in Bute Park bumblebeeWe are really excited to announce that this year we will be building a pop-up Wildlife Garden in Bute Park, Cardiff, to showcase the features of a wildlife garden and help people learn how they can create them in their own gardens. The garden will be open to the public from Monday 7th August to Sunday ...
  • Bee Friendly in your Garden As part of the My Wild Cardiff project, funded with the generous support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are helping neighbourhoods around Cardiff welcome their wildlife neighbours into their gardens. The neighbourhood around Pontcanna and Canton is surrounded by green spaces and parks, so anything that people can do in their gardens to ...
  • How to look after Newts in your Garden male great crested newt swimming Dave KilbeyWe’ve prepared some fact sheets about newts and how you can look after them in your garden. View them below or download by clicking on the pictures.  
  • Heath Park is a Neighbourhood for Newts As part of the My Wild Cardiff project, we have been working with the neighbourhood around Heath Park to help the residents in the area learn more about newts and how they can help them in their own gardens. Back in April, we started by doing a leaflet drop to houses in the area, which contained ...
  • An Otterly Great Day Out On Easter Saturday, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Cardiff University Otter Project joined forces for an unusual event in Bute Park. Instead of the usual Easter Eggs, we were hunting for signs that Otters are living on the River Taff, namely by looking for Otter poo! Referred to as a ‘Spraint’, Otter ...
  • My Wild Cardiff The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have kindly been given funding for a project in Cardiff from the People’s Postcode Lottery. We have called this project #MyWildCardiff. Last month we attended ‘Wildlife Watch’ week at Pugh’s Garden Centre in Radyr on Thursday 23rd February. We had a great time speaking to visitors about how they ...

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