Don’t miss out on an evening of Wonderful Welsh Wildlife!

Unknown Wales – the premiere wildlife conference is back this October!

Since 2011 the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has collaborated with National Museum Wales to bring together some of the experts in their individual field.

Set up to shine a light on the slightly less glamorous species within this beautiful country, the conference has heard talks on slugs, spiders, whelks and many other incredibly important species that live with us.

Always entertaining, always enlightening and never dull. Join Us.

Unknown Wales 2021 – Thursday 21st October 2021, 6.30 – 8:30pm   


Our annual Unknown Wales event has gone digital!

In partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, we bring you the 11th Unknown Wales event! Please join us for an evening of talks from people across Wales studying, recording, and safeguarding our natural world.

There’ll be a chance to ask speakers questions at the end of their talks. And look out for the nature quiz during the break!


Cymru Anhysbys – Unknown Wales 2021

6.30pm. Croeso i Cymru Anhysbys 2021. Welcome to Unknown Wales 2021

6.35pm. What is in a drop? Using environmental DNA to detect invasive and threatened species in Wales – Sofia Consuegra del Olma, Swansea University.

6.55pm. Quick-fire talk: Through the Looking Glass: Imaging Amgueddfa Cymru’s Natural Science collections – Jim Turner, Amgueddfa Cymru.

7.05pm. Inspiring urban habitats, connecting people and wildlife – Iwan Edwards, North Wales Wildlife Trust.

7.30pm. Egwyl a cwis. Quiz and break.

7.45pm. Short video: The botany collections at Amgueddfa Cymru

7.55pm. The rare and interesting spider fauna of Wales – Richard Gallon, COFNOD & The British Arachnological Society.

8.15pm. Quick-fire talk: Beavers – Past, Present & Future – Alicia Leow-Dyke, The Wildlife Trust.

8.25pm. Sylwadau cau. Closing remarks.



  • This is an online evening event, and most talks are pre-recorded with live question and answers.
  • Simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be available.
  • This event is aimed at an adult audience with a keen amateur interest in the subject – no prior specialist knowledge is needed. Young adults and younger children may also enjoy taking part with some support