Ceredigion

Emily Foot - Wildlife Trust Officer for Ceredigion

Emily Foot – Wildlife Trust Officer for Ceredigion

Ceredigion has 20 nature reserves which are managed by ourselves. We do this with the help of volunteers who are guided and supported by Em Foot the Wildlife Trust Officer.

Latest Ceredigion News

Ceredigion is home to many beautiful woodlands, including the spectacular upland oak woodland Coed Simdde Lwyd, the ancient semi-natural woodlands of Nanteos, and the wonderfully varied Coed Maidie B Goddard, near Llechryd.

Em Foot, WTO for Ceredigion, has achieved great improvements to these reserves, including significant tree safety works at both Nanteos sites, and hazel coppicing at Old Warren Hill.

Trees have been thinned to promote diversity at Coed Maidie B Goddard, and path improvements undertaken, with new bridges installed.

Coupes have been opened up in Coed Simdde Lwyd to create a more varied structure in the canopy, and create a wider range of habitats. New footpaths have been created as part of a Tir Coed CAN project with assistance from Rathbone Training trainees.

We have had an extremely busy year and for the latest on all the work happening in Ceredigion then please go to the Ceredigion news section below.

 

  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre open New Years Day 2016 Welsh Wildlife CentreBlow away the cobwebs on New Years day 2016 with a visit to The Teifi Marshes nature reserve. Head Chef Gareth will be serving all day breakfasts in The Glasshouse Cafe to temp you out of the house and back into the great out doors. The best bit, our very own free range eggs will be ...
  • Windy, wet work days! Pant Da coupe by Em FootAs I’m sure you can appreciate the weather lately has generally not been ideal for working outside and especially felling trees. Unfortunately the work still needs to be done so we have persevered, changed things around and continued… (a huge thanks to my sturdy volunteers!) We have done some watervole habitat improvement work at Cors Ian. ...
  • Winter work starts Autumn spiderwebs - Em FootThe grand total for marsh fritillary larval webs at Rhos Glyn yr Helyg was an amazing 671! Last year’s total was 42 so this is a massive increase. They also covered the whole site. I look forward to seeing the adults next summer. It was a lovely autumnal morning when we arrived at Coed Maidie ...
  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre open all year. Welsh Wildlife Centre evening shot by KrystalThis year as never before we will be open twelve months of the year. We will be open up to 20th December 2015 , taking only a short break and reopening on New Year’s day 2016. We will be serving all day breakfasts on News Years Day for those who want a walk around the Teifi Marshes ...
  • Marsh Fritillary Larval Web Season Marsh fritillary webs Em FootAfter cutting the Coed Penglanowen glade, marsh fritillary larval web surveys on our rhos reserves have dominated our work days for the last few weeks. A group of students joined us for our Rhos Pil Bach survey. I was feeling hopeful after several adults were seen earlier in the year, in two separate fields. We found 3 ...
  • New to Cardigan Bay Laura EvansI returned to university in 2013 to study Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2014. My masters project focused on communication in European fiddler crabs. I first joined the CBMWC Living Seas Team as a volunteer in March 2015. Now as Living Seas Volunteer coordinator I will be managing the Living Seas volunteers ...
  • A good season for brambles Meadowsweet by Em FootWell the summer may not have been perfect for us humans but it has certainly been great for the brambles! It seems you only have to turn your back and they have grown back across the path so we’ve been doing lots of path clearance at lots of reserves including Coed Maidie B Goddard, Old Warren ...
  • Natalie Brown – Living Seas Awareness Officer, New Quay Nathalie BrownNatalie Brown joined Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in May 2015 as the Living Seas Awareness Officer. Natalie will be developing and delivering a programme of marine environmental education and awareness activities linked to The Wildlife Trusts Living Seas work. Natalie has always had a keen interest and passion for the environment, especially marine ...
  • Access, boundaries and surveys in Ceredigion Cwm Clettr dormouse - Em FootWith public access and so many paths on our reserves we have to spend quite a lot of time maintaining them and this is a good time of year to do some (we can’t cut trees down or scrub and the vegetation is growing again). This year there has been the routine and the one ...
  • Hammertime Hammer the WoodpeckerMeet the latest addition to our team at The Welsh wildlife Centre. This is Hammer, the Greater Spotted Woodpecker in his new home. He was created by Jeni & Dominic he took around three weeks to make with the whole family having input into his creation. He was named by their son Iolo after a ...
  • Mostly scrub Woodland managementOur winter work programme is drawing to a close with spring on the doorstep. Coed Maidie B Goddard has had a lot of work done on it this winter but there is still plenty to do so we spent a day clearing some pretty large patches of brambles from the top meadow. We’ve also cleared blackthorn ...
  • A year of monitoring birds at Teifi Marshes Sedge Warbler Teifi MarshAs the days get longer and migrant birds start to head back from warmer places, the Teifi Ringing Group have been looking back over the 2014 highlights of bird ringing on the Teifi Marshes. This reserve is a haven for wildlife on the edge of Cardigan. This work is important because long-term monitoring of bird populations ...