The Four Seasons

There is always a chance to something of interest at Teifi Marshes and the Welsh Wildlife Centre, no matter what the season.

Spring:

In spring as the first blushes of life are being seen at the Welsh Wildlife Centre there is a chance to see

  • Bluebells Neil Aldridge

    Bluebells Neil Aldridge

  • bluebells in flower
  • blossom along the wooded pathways
  • the first of the dragonflies emerging

Summer:

  • butterflies, including purple hairstreak from the Tree Tops hide
  • dragonflies such as emperor, broad bodied chasers, southern hawkers and scarce blue-tailed damselfly
  • breeding birds such as reed warblers, sedge warblers, Cetti’s warblers and whitethroats

Autumn:

  • salmon heading up stream
  • the stunning autumn colours around the reserve
  • fungi
  • sounds of red and sika deer rutting – the sika deer have a particularly eerie whistling screaming calls.
  • abundance of hedgerow berries
  • autumnal migrating birds such as redwings, fieldfares and Siberian blackbirds.

Winter:

Teal by Amy Lewis

Teal by Amy Lewis

  • over wintering birds such as teal, wigeon and mallard in their thousands
  • murmurations of starlings
  • trees hung with lichens and mosses