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.

  • Creepy Creatures & Crafts at the Welsh Wildlife Centre this Autumn Creepy Creatures & Crafts  at the Welsh Wildlife Centre this AutumnOver the half term holiday, at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, we have a great range of amazing autumn activities and ‘spooktacular’  Halloween events to keep you busy and entertained. On Monday we will take you on a guided walk around the reserve to spot signs of the changing season. Collect things as we walk so that ...
  • Appeal success for Skomer Island Appeal success for Skomer IslandOn August 5th, staff on The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Skomer Island were delighted to take delivery of two new vehicles, a dumper and a sit-in ATV, following a major appeal to replace their dilapidated and aptly named old tractor, ‘Trundle’. Trundle had done many years of service on the island but ...
  • Are you looking for the perfect binoculars? Are you looking for the perfect binoculars?Regardless of the activity, we can help you find binoculars which suit your needs. Come along to one of the Opticron Open Days at the award winning Lockley Lodge Visitor Centre to gain advice from our knowledgeable staff and Opticron binoculars experts. There will be lots of binococulars available to try on the day – so you ...
  • Free Skomer Landing Free Skomer LandingThe new restriction detailed in the last e-newsletter and the last edition of the Warbler regarding the number of free landings during peak season at Skomer has, on the whole been very well received. It is clear that our members understand how important the income generated by landing fees is to the charity. We would like ...
  • Leat restoration on Dowrog Common Leat restoration on Dowrog CommonDowrog Common nature reserve, a 242-acre extensive tract of wet and dry heath with pools and fen in west Pembrokeshire, has been the focus of much volunteer effort in recent months. An old leat that once fed a mill on the edge of the reserve is in the process of being cleared and reopened. Although the ...
  • Long Forest Hedgerow Project at Llangloffan Fen Long Forest Hedgerow Project at Llangloffan FenOver the winter months volunteers have been busy planting a 200m length of hedgerow at Llangloffan Fen nature reserve near Mathry. This made a welcome change to the usual winter habitat works of cutting things down and preventing encroachment of scrub onto open habitats! This hedgerow was funded by the Long Forest Hedgerow project which is ...
  • Winter Seed Crop Project at Llangloffan Fen Winter Seed Crop Project at Llangloffan FenBritain’s farmland birds have suffered alarming declines over the last twenty-five years with some species having become locally extinct and many others considered threatened. It would appear that their decrease in numbers coincides with a period of rapid intensification in farming in the mid-1970s, and they have continued to steadily drop in numbers ever since. ...
  • Summertime on Pembrokeshire Reserves Summertime on Pembrokeshire ReservesSince 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 Lift upgrade works at The Welsh Wildlife CentreThe 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 Nikki AndersonMany 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 A Recap of 2016We 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 Boat Trips with Pembrokeshire Bird & Mid Pembrokeshire GroupsLyndon 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 ...