More Sunshine + More rain = Even More Growth!

Dormouse by Bev Lewis

Dormouse by Bev Lewis

Flowers

Flowers

Equals more cutting, pulling and bashing back this month!

We gave the bracken at the top of Coed Simdde Lwyd one last bash for the year. We work along the path and around any young trees or other vegetation that is still surviving below it. We also clear a couple of larger patches.

The paths at Old Warren Hill and Cwm Clettwr were both getting overgrown so we’ve cut back along them.

We’ve pulled the ragwort at Rhos Marion (there wasn’t very much of it this year) and at Caeau Llety Cybi where we also cut some bracken and bramble patches within the meadows. Both lots of meadows were looking very colourful with a good array of flowers.

At Cwm Clettwr we found three maternity nests in the dormouse boxes this month. Each nest had a lactating female in it with 4 or 5 young dormice, known as pinks and greys due to their colouring. This was very exciting as we’ve never found a maternity nest before, and rarely find females, so to find three was amazing.

It’s a good time of year to update some of our reserve records - plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies… if you’re out on the reserves, it’s a good time to visit, do let me know what you see- e.foot@welshwildlife.org