Ceredigion

Emily Foot - Wildlife Trust Officer for Ceredigion

Emily Foot – Wildlife Trust Officer for Ceredigion

Ceredigion has 20 nature reserves which are managed by ourselves. We do this with the help of volunteers who are guided and supported by Em Foot the Wildlife Trust Officer.

Latest Ceredigion News

Ceredigion is home to many beautiful woodlands, including the spectacular upland oak woodland Coed Simdde Lwyd, the ancient semi-natural woodlands of Nanteos, and the wonderfully varied Coed Maidie B Goddard, near Llechryd.

Em Foot, WTO for Ceredigion, has achieved great improvements to these reserves, including significant tree safety works at both Nanteos sites, and hazel coppicing at Old Warren Hill.

Trees have been thinned to promote diversity at Coed Maidie B Goddard, and path improvements undertaken, with new bridges installed.

Coupes have been opened up in Coed Simdde Lwyd to create a more varied structure in the canopy, and create a wider range of habitats. New footpaths have been created as part of a Tir Coed CAN project with assistance from Rathbone Training trainees.

We have had an extremely busy year and for the latest on all the work happening in Ceredigion then please go to the Ceredigion news section below.

 

  • Everything is dry! Light Emerald MothNews from Ceredigion At Rhos Glandenys we spent a day ragwort removing. Although there is very little common ragwort anymore there was a lot of marsh ragwort especially in one end of one field. The sneezewort and angelica were looking very pretty. This month we have had our annual joint work party at Castle Woods in Carmarthenshire pulling ...
  • May into June in Ceredigion Here’s an update from our conservation officer, Em Foot, based in Ceredigion; It has been a pleasure to have some sunny, dry weather! We continued removing young willows from another of the meadows at Rhos Pil Bach- more treepopping! Rhos Glandenys had been quite badly affected by the winter storms so we had a lot of fallen trees ...
  • Volunteer activities in Ceredigion this month volunteering in CeredigionSigns of Spring greeted the Ceredigion team Despite thinking we’d finished removing willow from one of the meadows at Rhos Pil Bach we found some that we’d missed, hiding in a far corner! So we have been removing them and have cut back some more overhanging branches. We also got to the end of the meadow ...
  • Come Join Us in Cardigan Ceredigion local group walkAre you local to the Cardigan area? Do you want to help your local wildlife, meet new people and learn new skills? The South Ceredigion Wildlife Group is looking for new members.  
  • What’s happening in Ceredigion Conservation workWinter Works in Ceredigion The treepoppers (and volunteers!) have been working hard again this month! (Treepoppers are large levers that remove the whole tree with its roots.) We’ve finished wrestling out the willows in one of the meadows at Rhos Pil Bach. It’s a very muddy job that has at times seemed endless! We’re now trimming back ...
  • Winter Works in Ceredigion View of a forest glade at Coed PenglanowenIn the last few months we’ve done a variety of jobs but it has included a lot of treepopping! For those that don’t know, treepoppers are essentially a large lever that you attach to a tree trunk and use to pull out the tree, roots and all, or that’s the theory! They have been used a lot ...
  • Lift Upgrade works at The Welsh Wildlife Centre   The lift at the Welsh Wildlife Centre is to undergo full refurbishment starting on Thursday 4th May. This will mean that from this date for a period of several weeks there will be some disruption to normal disabled access to The Visitors Centre. Alternative disabled access will be from the main car park via the Explorer ...
  • Lift upgrade works at The Welsh Wildlife Centre The Lift at The Welsh Wildlife Centre is to undergo a full refurbishment, with work starting on Tuesday 25th April 2017. This means that from that date for a maximum of four weeks there will be some disruption to normal disabled access to The Visitors Centre. The lift may be entirely out of service during part ...
  • A Recap of 2016 We are thrilled with what we achieved in 2016 and thought we should share a few of the highlights with you, so here they are… Water Voles: We have continued to monitor the water voles since their reintroduction in 2014 and it’s good news! They are doing well and making good use of the extensive networks of ...
  • An Update from Ceredigion August in Ceredigion has been very successful, WTSWW’s Wildlife Officer – Emily Foot – and some dedicated volunteers have been pulling ragwort and cutting back some of the rushes at Rhos Glandenys. We have also been pulling ragwort at Caeau Llety Cybil and, at Cors Ian, we cut the path through the green lane along with ...
  • We’ve Got a Nature Reserve For You For the waterfall seekers For the birders and twitchers For the reptile ramblers For the tree huggers and flower sniffers For the photo snappers For the get up and goers For #WildlifeAdventurers everywhere … #FindYourEpic with us! The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is delighted to launch the 1st of 4 promotional videos funded by the Visit Wales P4G programme. ...
  • WTSWW’s First Promotional Videos Thanks to a grant from Visit Wales, June 2016 will see the launch of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ very first promotional videos. Throughout the month we will be launching four different ‘promo’ videos on the following: WTSWW’s Nature Reserves (showing footage from Parc Slip, Welsh Wildlife Centre, Melin Cwrt Falls and Taf ...