We are looking for local people, around the Cardigan area, to help recreate a team of guided walk volunteers on the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve for the 2012 season. Local volunteer John Lethbridge sums up the guided walks and his personal experiences of it perfectly:
‘Leading walks around the reserve can consist of various routes and lengths of time depending on the visitors ages and interests. The average 1½ hours passes very quickly and sometimes is shortened because of an interesting sighting at some point.
All visitors seem to appreciate a friendly, chit chatty approach showing general habitats and inhabitants around. Many know a few common plants and birds but enjoy occasional unfamiliar ones being pointed out.
Brief local history is often appreciated and chat can often revolve around peoples holiday experiences and wildlife sightings which are always interesting to share.
All kinds of wildlife sightings are displayed in the shop which often dictates the route which may be popular.
Staff and volunteers at the Welsh Wildlife Centre are not only knowledgeable but helpful and available in helping to identify different wildlife species when the group returns.
The whole guided walk experience is invariably warmly appreciated as worthwhile and enjoyable by visitors and leaders alike. Try it!!’
So if you are friendly, outgoing, enjoy meeting people, and have an interest in wildlife then you are just who we need.
Specialist knowledge or previous experience is not essential as we offer training but a basic knowledge of wildlife or the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve would be of benefit.
If interested then please get in touch with Llinos firstname.lastname@example.org at the Welsh Wildlife Centre for a chat and further details.