What’s happening in Ceredigion

Winter conservation work in Ceredigion

Winter conservation work in Ceredigion

Rhos Pil Bach Reserve

Rhos Pil Bach Reserve

Winter Works in Ceredigion

The treepoppers (and volunteers!) have been working hard again this month! (Treepoppers are large levers that remove the whole tree with its roots.)

We’ve finished wrestling out the willows in one of the meadows at Rhos Pil Bach. It’s a very muddy job that has at times seemed endless! We’re now trimming back some of the bigger willows around the edge that are encroaching and in places rooting in the meadow.

They’ve removed blackthorn and other scrubby trees at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg too.

We have also resurfaced the parking layby at Old Warren Hill and Coed Penglanowen which had got very muddy. Thanks to the North Ceredigion Local Group who paid for the materials.

Thank you to NRW and People’s Postcode Lottery for their support with some of this work

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

Tick off what you see in Ceredigion

It is important for us to know what is on our nature reserves, it helps us protect it and plan our future work.

Over the last year Em has been working to update the biological records we hold for all the nature reserves in Ceredigion. This has included the records West Wales Biological Information Centre (WWBIC) held.

This is where you come in! There are a lot of very knowledgeable people out there who visit our reserves and it would be very useful to know what you see. We have used the updated records to create vegetation tick lists for each reserve that visitors can use to keep us updated of what they see. This in turn keeps the reserve records up to date. A spreadsheet (xls or xlsx) containing all the tick lists can be downloaded from the individual reserve pages on our website https://www.welshwildlife.org/nature-reserves/information-on-ceredigion-nature-reserves/ and click on a reserve.

To let us know what else you see: birds, butterflies, amphibians… email Em at e.foot@welshwildlife.org

Please include a date and if possible a grid reference (otherwise we will use the centre of the reserve).

So go on, get out there and tell us what you see! Thanks!

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