Volunteer activities in Ceredigion this month

Volunteering at the Ceredigion reserves

Volunteering at the Ceredigion reserves

Entrance path to Rhos Pil Bach Reserve

Entrance path to Rhos Pil Bach Reserve

Signs of Spring greeted the Ceredigion team

Despite thinking we’d finished removing willow from one of the meadows at Rhos Pil Bach we found some that we’d missed, hiding in a far corner! So we have been removing them and have cut back some more overhanging branches. We also got to the end of the meadow at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg where we’ve been removing blackthorn. Both meadows look very different after all our hard work.

A bit of ditch work was also required along the entrance track to Rhos Pil Bach which gets very wet in the rain though was pretty dry on the day we did the work. I’m sure we won’t have to wait long to see if it works!

At Coed Maidie B Goddard we had to rescue a water trough that had been covered, a victim (or actually several victims) of Storm Emma. Along with clearing a couple of other trees, blocking some gaps into the woodland and attempting to create a path across a very muddy patch.

A broken gatepost and some fence posts needed our attention at Coed Simdde Lwyd. Along with sunshine, spring lambs, wood sorrel, violets and birds singing that greeted us. Spring is here!

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

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