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|Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, Happy New Year!!
The birds are singing, jackdaws building nests, and trees coming into bud - it's starting to feel like Spring already!
We welcome you all to our first talk of 2020 from Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) on Monday 3rd Feb. Connecting the Dragons is the newest ARC project focussing on species like lizards and newts that are suffering from low populations and fragmented habitats. What can we do about it? Come along on Monday night to find out! See item 3 below.
Aber Botanical Society skips a month, the next session happening 7th March, when Andy Jones from BSBI will walk us through winter twig ID using John Polandís fantastic book Ė see item 9 below.
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Dates for your diary
Some events are not affiliated with the Wildlife Trust, see links for more info.
Please get in touch with event organisers to take advantage of lift shares.
1. Orchid Hunt (Welsh Orchid Sightings)
Saturday 1st February 10am
Looking for the florets of bee orchid and Autumn Ladies Tresses at Ynyslas. A great opportunity to gets to grips with ID, and locate where the plants will be before they flower. Meeting at 12pm at the Dyfi Ynyslas Visitor Centre. Everyone welcome.
2. Magnificent Meadows Cymru (PlantLife)
Saturday 1st February 2-4pm
Are you a landowner, community leader, or professional interested in maintaining your land for biodiversity please come along to an afternoon tea with Plantlife. Supporting the Ceredigion Meadows Group. Victoria Hall, Lampeter SA48 7EE. For more info please contact Clare.Flynn@plantlife.org.uk
3. Connecting the Dragons (Wildlife Trust)
Monday 3rd February 7pm
The first indoor meeting of 2020, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) present their Connecting the Dragons project aims to restore and raise awareness of declining amphibian and reptile populations in Wales. Starts at 7pm in C22, Hugh Owen Building, Aberystwyth University.
4. Bird Walk Aberystwyth (Nature of Our Village)
Wednesday 5th February 10am
Meeting on the Heol-Y-Bont traffic bridge over the river Rheidol. Led by experienced local birder Aline Denton, who will guide us through the varied habitat of Parc y Llyn and along the river to help us to see and hear which birds are currently on the wing. Kingfishers are often seen here, and last visit we had Greenfinch, Treecreeper and Goldfinch. For more info please contact Chloe email@example.com
5. Lizard Habitat Conservation Session (Nature of Our Village)
Saturday 16th February 10:30am
Join us in the car park at the end of Felin-y-mor, locally known as Spenser's Sheds. We will be walking up to reach the old farmhouse ruins known as Pant yr Allt. This is a site which we have been managing for the benefit of wildlife for several years; the ruins are a great place for lizards to bask in the summer but blackthorn scrub comes back every Spring and shades out the places the reptiles would like to sunbathe in! We will be using loppers and secateurs - so adults only please. If you would like to come along, even for half an hour, your help would be much appreciated. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting mucky, and sturdy footwear as the site gets very muddy. Ceredigion County Council are kindly lending us tools and gloves, but do bring your own if you prefer. Please contact Chloe if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Seashore Safari (Living Seas Wales)
Wednesday 19th February 10:30am-12pm
Explore the hidden world of rock pools at College Rocks where you might find cool marine critters including crabs, anemones, and shrimp! Itís the perfect chance for all the family to get outdoors during half-term. All equipment and ID guides will be provided. Most suitable for children 4-11 years who must be accompanied by an adult. Shoes with good grip required, and bring a warm/waterproof coat.
7. Beach Clean (Living Seas Wales)
Monday 24th February 2:30-4:30pm
Come and join our #LivingSeas Team in cleaning the beaches of New Quay. Meeting at Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre at 2.30pm. All equipment is provided - just bring warm clothes, sensible shoes, gloves (recommended), and buckets of enthusiasm! For more information, please email email@example.com or call 01545 560224.
8. Bats of North Ceredigion (Wildlife Trust)
Monday 2nd March 7pm
Want to learn what bats live around Ceredigion? What should you do if you find a bat in distress? North Ceredigion Bat Group (NCBG) monitors a number of roosts throughout the county and are always looking for people to come and help count bats! Starts at 7pm in C22, Hugh Owen Building, Aberystwyth University.
9. Identifying Winter Twigs (Aber BotSoc)
Saturday 7th March 10:30am
Join Andy Jones from BSBI and get to grips with tree ID on the university campus using the brilliant Winter Twigs identification book by John Poland. Meeting at the car park at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Wildlife Trust's Local Groups are a group of local volunteers located in a variety of areas around south and west Wales. They enable The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to reach out to a wide audience and give our local members another way to engage with the trust through talks, walks and events.
The Wildlife Trust is only
able to maintain its
numerous nature reserves in
the county with a regular
income, and in these
uncertain financial times,
income from membership is
vital for stability.
Membership forms available
at meetings, or at