The rich variety of plants on our nature reserves grow slowly in the abundance of our mild and wet climate. However, some plants accidentally or purposefully introduced from other climates can take advantage of our wonderful growing conditions, spreading quickly and suffocating our native plants.
New Zealand Pigmyweed accidentally introduced at The Dranges and Parc Slip is filling the ponds and pools with thick choking growth.
Rhododendron in Castle Woods Nature Reserve has spread rapidly, threatening the ancient woodland.
Himalayan Balsam quickly spreads along river banks, smothering other wild flowers, and then dies back in late summer to leave bare earth vulnerable to erosion. These are just some of the many problems we face on our nature reserves from non-native invasive plants.
We have to act now to stop the spread of these problem plants and save the richly varied and special plants that are being threatened.
What do we want to do?
By investing time and money now, we and our fantastic volunteers can target key sites to control these problem plants, and prevent recolonisation and onward spread. This involves a lot of work for our team of dedicated volunteers but they need proper support and the right tools to do the job.
We can accept credit cards over the telephone – just phone our office in Tondu on 01656 724100 quoting the Teifi Marshes Appeal and ask for the Membership Department.
We are happy to accept cheques, postal orders or CAF card payments through the post. Please download the Donation Form – make a note that this is the INNS Appeal and send it with your donation to:
Membership Department, Freepost RRJG-XCUZ-ZUHU, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, The Nature Centre, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 0EH