Update from Ceredigion

Bat by Tom Marshall

Bat by Tom Marshall

Meadow rescue and bat chamber!

The path at Penderi Cliffs had a cut and we also cut and raked a small bracken patch and an area of brambles.

At Rhos Marion we spent a couple of days “rescuing” a meadow. Lots of willow branches and trees had fallen over, leaving not much meadow! We cleared some encroaching brambles too.

We have finally progressed works on the bat room/chamber at Cors Ian by adding a bat friendly box into one of the stables. It’s now been closed up and hopefully next year we’ll do a bat survey to see if it’s being used. The rest of the stable has been used by several birds (big and small) and various insects.

We also cleared a fallen tree and strimmed a grassy/meadow patch in the stables area. We have constructed four benches and cut back some branches to improve the views. We are hoping this (and previous) work will allow those unable to visit the whole reserve to experience a small part of it.

We’ve also strimmed some tracks through the mollinia at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg to encourage the horses to graze and improve the habitat for the marsh fritillaries. We’ll be continuing with similar jobs in the next few months.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are very grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery who have made all this work possible.

If you’d like to join our work parties, get fit and meet new people, contact Em:  e.foot@welshwildlife.org