Lavernock Open Day

Join the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ volunteers at the stunning Lavernock Point Nature Reserve for an open day to explore this beautiful and rare limestone habitat.

On the 12th of August, between 12-4pm, local experts will be giving guided walks around this special reserve showing off the lovely meadow flowers and butterflies which thrive so close to the urban areas of Penarth, Barry and Cardiff. Parking is available at Cosmeston Lakes where transport is available to take people on to the reserve.

Lavernock looking out to Sully Island

Lavernock looking out to Sully Island

Whilst walking round Lavernock not only will you be treated to lovely views out across the estuary you may also see southern hawker and emperor dragonflies. The meadow at this time of year will be a blue haze of Devil’s bit scabious and knapweed and dotted with yellow stars of bird’s foot trefoil and fleabane.

The reserve is also famous for the butterflies which flourish there; you may be treated to seeing common blues, meadow browns and speckled woods fluttering amongst the flowers.

“This is a chance to visit a rare example of limestone grassland, which is an increasingly rare habitat. For me it is a tranquil oasis, a haven for wildlife and people alike.” Jeff Curtis, Lavernock Point Reserve Volunteer.