The Gower Society

Sarah Kessell, Paul Thornton and Lizzie Wilberforce hosted a visit for members of the Gower Society committee, to see some of our Gower nature reserve and to learn a little about our work. 

Paul Thornton shows Gower Society Ilston Quarry

Paul Thornton shows Gower Society Ilston Quarry

During a very hot July day, we first visited Gelli Hir to see the charcoal-making work and then down to the pond and bird hide to see how our own timber has been turned into a bird hide and screening at very little cost, using our fabulous team of volunteers. 

We then moved onto Ilston Quarry to see a very different habitat and to learn about the work involved with managing a geological SSSI.  The Gower Society members were particularly taken by the old lime kiln at Ilston which is surprisingly large despite being well hidden! 

During the course of a most enjoyable day we learnt that the Society and the Trust have much in common and we are both keen to work more closely together in the future.  We would also like to thank those present for agreeing to join as Wildlife Trust members.  Many thank to Liz Roblin for the photos.

 

Gower Society Visit