On 13th May five of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) Conservation Team spent a day in the glorious spring sunshine at the new WTSWW reserve, Caermalwas Fach, in north Carmarthenshire for West Wales Biodiversity Centre's (WWBIC) first recording day of the season. It was a relaxed and well-attended day in beautiful surroundings, with especially breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons.
The 78 acre sloping site features a variety of habitats, including mixed grasslands, streams and woodland. Species recorded included a drinker moth caterpillar (Euthrix potatoria), 14-spot ladybirds (Propylea quattuordecimpunctata), marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), skylarks (Alauda arvensis), a cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) and Sausage Beard-lichen (Usnea articulat).
The highlight of the day was a sighting of a hare (Lepus europaeus) running down the field!
A beautiful and productive day was has by staff and volunteers exploring a wildlife haven.
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