Pembrokeshire

In Pembrokeshire we have 14 nature reserves including the significant reserve at Teifi Marshes. Nathan Walton the Wildlife Trust Officer manages these with the assistance of volunteers from the area.

Nathan Walton Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire

Nathan Walton Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire

The suite of WTSWW’s nature reserves in Pembrokeshire includes some strikingly different kinds of woodland, and we’ve achieved some great successes in each.

Future work. Nathan has already been successful at securing funding for Pengelli and West Williamston through Better Woodlands for Wales, but these do not pay full costs, and further funds are sought to help us realise our aspirations for these sites.

In Pengelli, areas of trees have been identified for groupfell, to promote both structural diversity and create naturally regenerating glades. This is the start of a wider dream to fulfil a lengthy rotation within the woods, identifying areas to manage and areas to leave alone, providing assisted and natural management of the woodland.

Tracks and pathways are to be resurfaced where needed and new tracks constructed to aid extraction of felled timber.

In West Williamston, thinning of the ash and sycamore will provide greater habitat variety and allow more light to penetrate through to the woodland floor encouraging species such as common twayblade.

  • Summertime on Pembrokeshire Reserves Colour ringed Reed BuntingsSince the end of beginning of spring, Pembrokeshire reserves have been rested from the winter mayhem of contractors undertaking large scale habitat works and volunteers running wild with bowsaws, loppers and bonfires! Things begin to quieten down and the breeding season gets well underway. The focus now shifts more to maintenance work of reserve infrastructure such ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nikki Anderson NikkiMany people will have been saddened to hear of the untimely death in March of former Trustee, Nikki Anderson, at the comparatively early age of 69. She was a dedicated and enthusiastic worker for wildlife and conservation and had supported the Wildlife Trust under its various names for over 30 years. Living in Pembrokeshire, she joined ...
  • 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 ...
  • Boat Trips with Pembrokeshire Bird & Mid Pembrokeshire Groups Lyndon Lomax is a member of one of the Local Groups and organises regular boat trips for people to experience our local marine wildlife. All the proceeds raised from Lyndon’s boat trips go towards the vital conservation work done by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Here’s what Lyndon had to say about how ...
  • Skomer Island Volunteer Researches the Unique Skomer Vole See what Skomer Island volunteers are up to on the island… I am Alice, one of this years long term volunteers, I have been on Skomer since mid-July and have really enjoyed myself so far. I have just finished my degree in conservation at Aberystwyth. I love the challenges that come with living on an island, ...
  • Grounded Manx Shearwaters Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus, a bird flies low over the surface of the ocean, Isles of Scilly, JulyThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is asking residents of Wales to look out for one of our most special seabirds, at a time of year when they are very vulnerable to bad weather events. The Wildlife Trusts’ seabird islands of Skomer and Skokholm, two internationally important nature reserves off the Pembrokeshire coast, are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Skomer Island Receives Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is proud to announce that Skomer Island has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over ...
  • Osprey drops in on Westfield Pill Osprey at Westfield Pill by Wayne DaviesVisitor Wayne Davies had a lovely surprise when he visited our Westfield Pill Nature Reserve in mid-April and luckily he had his camera on him to capture the moment! An osprey chose that moment to drop in and grab a meal from the lagoon in full view of Wayne as you can see from his ...
  • Co-operative Funding Reedbed spread controlPembroke Upper Mill Pond nature reserve benefits from Co-op funding In 2015 The Co-operative’s Food businesses donated their 5p bag levy to support wildlife projects across Wales. The six Wildlife Trusts in Wales are using these funds to save our most endangered wildlife and wild places for future generations to enjoy. We have been fortunate to receive ...