Willow and Birch

This month we have been finishing off doing some winter work. At Cors Ian we cleared some small willow and birch from the bog and also cleared some damage caused by the storm. We visited Allt Crug Garn for the first time in several years to cut the birch to allow the heather to grow. You could definitely see a difference by the end of the day! Members of North Ceredigion Committee also installed a kestrel box as part of their project.

Birch clearance by Em Foot

Birch clearance by Em Foot

At Rhos Glandenys we cut some trees around the pond to allow more light in, cleared a storm felled tree and low hanging willow branches and cut out a rhododendron. At Caeau Llety Cybi we cleared scrub (straggly brambles and small blackthorn) from around the edge of one of the meadows. A day was spent at Coed Penglanowen and Old Warren Hill doing various jobs including clearing another fallen tree, clearing brambles from the path, clearing ditches and mending steps and signs.

North Ceredigion Local Group also held an official opening for the bridge at Cwm Clettwr, which was funded by a generous legacy left by Megan Jones to whom the bridge is dedicated. About 40 people attended including the executors of Megan’s will (who cut the ribbon), local politicians, local people, North Ceredigion committee members and Wildlife Trust members and staff.

The bluebells are just starting to come out on several of the reserves and promise to look fabulous in a few weeks.

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped this month. If you would like to volunteer with us in Ceredigion there are work parties twice a week out on the reserves, year round, contact Em on 07980932332 or e.foot@welshwildlife.org or to find out more about Ceredigion reserves visit: https://welshwildlife.org/locations/ceredigion/