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.

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    This year has seen a real success for a number of species at Teifi Marshes nature reserve. What with the dry, sunny and warm months of April and May, the benefits have been seen with a few key bird species on the reserve. Kingfishers have been most bountiful with one photo catching 6 individuals on a ...
  • Skomer and Skokholm Accommodation Update 2020/2021
    I am sure that most of you reading this will be aware that Skomer and Skokholm have remained closed for day and residential visitors this season. A small team have remained isolated on the island to protect the breeding seabirds and conduct essential research and monitoring. The overnight guests that were due to visit this year ...
  • We Are Good To Go!We Are Good To Go!
    Yes!!! We are Finally Good to Go! We are delighted to announce that after 4 months of being closed, two of our Wildlife Trust Visitor Centres will once again open their doors to visitors! The Welsh Wildlife Centre The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran will open on Wednesday 29th July from 10am until 4pm. The centre will be ...
  • The Puffin Prize!
    Eyes on the Prize Would you like a chance to win your very own Puffin photo book? A book made just for you? There will only be one copy, and it could be yours. We will also take you and your close family to Skomer Island as VIPs for a day! There you will be met ...
  • Update from Sarah Kessell
    Update from Sarah Kessell, WTSWW Chief Executive Officer. I think we are not alone in finding that the planning needed to get back to work after the Covid-19 lockdown is proving far more complex than it was to stop suddenly at the start of the lockdown. The length of the lockdown has meant that there is a ...
  • Skomer and Skokholm Islands Update – Covid-19Skomer and Skokholm Islands Update - Covid-19
    As you know we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus guidelines issued by the Welsh Government since March 2020. There are many considerations for us when we think about our precious islands, including visitor boat transportation, the difficulty in maintaining social distancing whilst boarding passengers and the provision of facilities once on the islands themselves. After much ...
  • Anti-social behaviour at Teifi Marshes…again!
    Since lockdown restrictions have eased in Wales, there has sadly been a surge in anti-social behaviour at Teifi Marshes nature reserve, the home of The Wildlife Trust’s Welsh Wildlife Centre. Unfortunaley, youths are gathering in our nature reserve bird hides and playing loud music, drinking and taking drugs. Grazing ponies have been let out of fields ...
  • Skomer’s long reach – the science behind global conservation!
    The vital conservation value of the monitoring and management work done by the wardens and volunteers on our Wildlife Trust reserves is clear to us all. But what are all the visiting scientists up to on our islands each season? Interesting stuff, you might think, but what’s it got to do with conserving our seabirds? Skomer’s ...
  • David Gray Shares New Fundraising Song to Support the Trust!David Gray Shares New Fundraising Song to Support the Trust!
    Skomer is unique and irreplaceable, and must be protected – David Gray British singer-songwriter David Gray Running on the Waves is the new fundraising song from musician David Gray We are thrilled to announce that we have been working with award winning British singer-songwriter David Gray to raise awareness and much needed funds to support our Wildlife Trust ...
  • Update from our Dream Island!Update from our Dream Island!
    After a long spell of rough weather, jumping off the Dale Princess onto the seaweed covered South Haven jetty on 16th March was our latest ever return. Little did we know that we would be spending at least the next three months, just the two of us, alone on Dream Island and experiencing a very different ...
  • Picture perfect. Images of Wales to help fundraise for the Trust!Picture perfect. Images of Wales to help fundraise for the Trust!
    Photographer and Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) Trustee, Mike Alexander has kindly decided to make all of his wonderful photographs available, via his website, to any organisation or individual who is prepared to make a donation to WTSWW. Mike tells us about using his photo’s to raise vital funds and the need to ...
  • Skomer and Skokholm Covid-19 Update
    In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on 23rd march 2020, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is now closing both Skomer and Skokholm islands to overnight and day visitors, including private landings. The islands were due to open to visitors on the 1st of April. The initial shut down will ...