Help to Build a Minibeast Mansion yielded an excellent result despite unpredictable weather conditions. This was skilfully led by Clare Flynn from EcoEdventures who directed the participants to install items including bamboo, drilled logs (for tiny bees!) pipes, slate, pine cones and bricks with holes to attract a range of bug life throughout the year. We had staff and children from local nursery Si Liwli attending with a total of 6 adults and 14 children contributing to the Manor’s construction.
Clare has tweeted some photos of the finished article and has had a terrific response resulting “... in 13 re-tweets which means that hundreds and hundreds of people would have viewed the 'Mansion' on Twitter. It was also linked to WTSWW and WWC.” It’s the most response I've ever had for one of my tweets!!” commented Clare.
We also had a Forest School Taster Session delivered by Ecologist and Forest school leader Richard Gould. We were a bit unfortunate with the weather on this day which would have impacted on numbers turning up; however those in attendance were clearly enthused by the experience. A camp base was set up on the top meadow including a fire (in portable fire bowl) as a focal point. The accompanying adults were encouraged to contact their ‘inner child’ with some nature based games prior to setting off on an adventure around the reserve exploring and foraging. All involved agreed it was a fun and enjoyable introduction to Forest School principles and would certainly be interested in finding out more.
These two events were FREE to the public although we did have a suggested donation for the Minibeast Mansion…Thanks to all those that did make a contribution!
We had 27 adults and 28 children attending the Birds of Prey event. This event never loses it’s popularity and this is because Pant Glas World of Nature are highly engaging in their interactions with the public, enabling them to have an ‘up close and personal’ experience to the range of birds of prey that they bring. Similarly Fun with Ferrets proved to be popular with 24 children and 18 adults in attendance and the Ysgol Natur school room being an excellent venue for what would otherwise be mainly outdoor activities and displays.
March 30: Introduction to Wildlife Gardening. 9.30am to 4.30pm. Cost £35 – A perfect Mother’s Day Gift!
April 6: Mini Habitats for the Wildlife Garden (1) – Ponds & Meadows. 9.30am to 4.30pm. Cost: £35
April 13: Spinning Workshop with Susan Martin. 1pm to 4pm. Cost: £20
April 15: Mini Habitats for the Wildlife Garden (2) Providing for Pollinators. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Cost: £20
April 20: An introduction to Spring Bird ID (Garden, Wetland & Woodland Birds) includes Song ID & Bird Behaviour. Course Tutors: Bob & Annie Haycock
For full course information please click on https://welshwildlife.org/training-courses-2014-welsh-wildlife-centre-cardigan/ & for bookings please contact Sharon Davies on 01239 621600
Easter Holiday Events
Mon 14: Mini Beast Safari & Discovering Wildlife: 2pm-4pm; Tues 15: Woodland Creations: 2pm-4pm; Wed 16: Easter Themed Arts N Crafts – Egg Decoration: 11am & 2pm; Thurs 17: ‘Puffin Pal’ Reading & Book signing: 12.30pm; Good Friday & Easter Saturday: Easter Treasure Trail: 11am; Sun 20: Egg Decoration: 11am & 2pm; Mon 21: Birds of Prey: 2pm; Tues 22: Bush Craft: 2pm-4pm; Wed 23: Wildlife Arts N Crafts: 11am & 2pm; Thurs 24: Pond dipping: 11am& 2pm
For further events information please visit: https://welshwildlife.org/events/
We have a fantastic range of Mother’s Day Gifts in our Trust Gift Shop...