Join us for ‘Wildlife Where you Live’

Our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ programme  is moving  apace, with nearly 15 events so far this summer and lots more to come.

Our community wildlife groups  in Ceredigion have been discovering a whole range of wildlife on their doorsteps – from green-winged orchids in Llangeitho to pondlife in Ciliau Aeron and a vast variety of  fascinating creatures living in the hedgerows of Llanafan, Llanddewi Brefi and Cilcennin.

(photo taken by Chloe Griffiths)

Come and join us!

18 July 11 am – 1pm Llanafan (heathland wildlife stroll)

26 July 10 am – 12 noon  Ty Glyn  garden,  Ciliau Aeron  (butterflies)

26 July 7 – 9 pm Llanilar churchyard (flowers)

27 July 5.30-7pm Llangeitho churchyard (hedgerow survey)

5 Aug 11am-1pm Llanddewi Brefi (bugs & blooms)

5 Aug 2-4pm Pontrhydfendigaid (river/ freshwater survey)

15 August 11am – 1 pm Llanafan  Lisburne Hall (butterflies)

14 September 3.45-5.15 Ciliau Aeron Wild Food Forage

Events are suitable for all ages – no experience necessary. They are all FREE, and you don’t have to live in a particular community to take part.

If you want to spend time discovering your own wildlife where you live, you can also take part in a number of nationwide surveys:

Swifts: count your local swifts and tell the RSPB where they are (the survey needs to be completed within the next 2 weeks)
http://www.rspb.org.uk/applications/swiftsurvey/

Butterflies: Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly count is taking place from 24 July to 1st August. Spend 15 minutes in the sunshine!

big butterfly count

Be part of this nationwide survey and help take the pulse of nature. Butterfly declines reveal the poor health of the environment. We need your sightings

Mammals: a new project in West Wales is looking for volunteers to help with monitoring  of several mammal species, including  red squirrels, dormice and pine martens

http://www.vwt.org.uk/mammals.php

Happy wildlife-watching!

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