Upcoming Events

There are a lot more events readers might be interested in attending, coming up in the next few weeks, and a reminder too of the fast approaching walk for CMG members at the meadows of the National Botanic Gardens on Saturday May 20th – see the separate Events page for more details.

Many thanks to Helen for the following information on other events being organised by Plantlife in the near future….

 

Plantlife Cymru events in Carmarthenshire – 2017

 

Workshop: How healthy is your meadow?

Thursday 8th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Denmark Farm, Carmarthenshire

Do you own or manage a meadow or grassland? Would you like to find out how to monitor its development? This workshop will give you all the tools and information you need including which plants to choose as indicators, how to set up transects and how to analyse the results of your surveys. You will be able to take part in a trial survey and learn how to apply the techniques to your own land. This is a free course but booking is essential. For more information or to book please contact:  cymru@plantlife.org.uk or call 02920 376193

 

Wild flower & Orchid Count

Saturday 17th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cae Blaen Dyffryn reserve, near Lampeter, Carmarthenshire

Join us at beautiful Cae Blaen Dyffryn for the annual survey of the wild flowers and greater butterfly orchids at the reserve. With thousands of flowers to count, every pair of eyes is needed! The day will include a guided walk, wild flower survey and orchid count and a lunchtime talk. We also hope to set up a moth trap to learn more about the insects using the reserve. Booking is essential. For more information or to book please contact:  cymru@plantlife.org.uk or call 02920 376193

 

National Meadows Day Celebration at Dinefwr

Saturday 1st July, 11.00am – 4.00pm

National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Come along and celebrate National Meadows Day at National Trust Dinefwr’s beautiful Castle Field. Activities for all the family including guided walks, making wild flower bunting and bug hunts. You can even get involved in our meadow survey. Entry fee for adults is £8.00 gift aided (£7.27 non gift aided) and for children is £4.00 gift aided (£3.63 non gift aided). This is an open event but please book a place if you would like to join a guided walk. To book on a walk, or to find out more about the event contact:  cymru@plantlife.org.uk or call 02920 376193.

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Gweithdy: Pa mor iach yw eich dôl?
Ddydd Iau, 8 Mehefin 10:00am-4:00pm
Fferm Denmarc, Sir Gaerfyrddin
Ydych chi’n berchen neu’n rheoli dôl neu laswelltir? Hoffech chi gael gwybod sut i fonitro ei datblygiad? Bydd y gweithdy hwn yn rhoi’r holl offer a’r wybodaeth sydd eu hangen arnoch, gan gynnwys pa blanhigion i’w dewis fel dangosyddion, sut i osod trawsluniau a sut i ddadansoddi canlyniadau eich arolygon. Gallwch gymryd rhan mewn arolwg prawf, a dysgu sut i gymhwyso’r technegau i’ch tir eich hun.
Mae’r cwrs yn rhad ac am ddim ond mae archebu lle yn hanfodol. I archebu lle, neu i gael gwybod mwy cysylltwch â: cymru@plantlife.org.uk neu ffoniwch 02920 376193

 

Cyfri Blodau gwyllt a Tegeirianau
Dydd Sadwrn, 17 Mehefin 10:00am-4:00pm
Gwarchodfa Cae Blaen Dyffryn, ger Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Sir Gaerfyrddin
Ymunwch â ni yng Nghae Blaen Dyffryn ar gyfer arolwg blynyddol y blodau gwyllt a’r tegeirian llydanwyrdd yn y warchodfa. Gyda miloedd o flodau i’w cyfrif, mae angen pob pâr o lygaid! Bydd y diwrnod yn cynnwys taith dywys, arolwg o flodau gwyllt a chyfrif tegeirianau, a sgwrs amser cinio. Rydym hefyd yn gobeithio gosod trap gwyfynod i ddysgu mwy am y trychfilod sy’n defnyddio’r warchodfa.
Mae archebu lle yn hanfodol. I archebu lle, neu i gael gwybod mwy cysylltwch â: cymru@plantlife.org.uk neu ffoniwch 02920 376193

 

Dathlu Diwrnod Dolydd Cenedlaethol yn Ninefwr
Dydd Sadwrn 1 Gorffennaf 11:00am-4:00pm
Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol Dinefwr, Sir Gaerfyrddin
Dewch draw i ddathlu Diwrnod Dolydd Cenedlaethol yng Nghae’r Castell, Dinefwr (Yr Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol). Gweithgareddau i’r teulu i gyd gan gynnwys teithiau cerdded tywysedig, gwneud baneri blodau a helfeydd trychfilod. Gallwch hyd yn oed gymryd rhan yn ein harolwg o ddolydd.
Pris mynediad ar gyfer oedolion yw £8.00 gyda rhodd gymorth (£7.27 heb rodd gymorth); i blant £4.00 gyda rhodd gymorth (£3.63 heb rodd gymorth). Mae hwn yn ddigwyddiad agored ond cofiwch archebu lle os hoffech ymuno â thaith dywys. I gadw lle ar daith gerdded, neu i ddarganfod mwy am y digwyddiad cysylltwch â: cymru@plantlife.org.uk  neu ffoniwch 02920 376193.

 

In addition another reminder about the manual scything course in August…

Introduction to scything course
Thursday 24 August and Saturday 26th August, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cae Blaen Dyffryn reserve, nr Lampeter, Carmarthenshire

Open to Plantlife members and Carmarthenshire Meadows Group members. Would you like to learn the art of scything? It is an eco-friendly, fun way of cutting hay, clearing scrub and even mowing the lawn! The aim of this course is to teach you what you need to know to get you mowing. Cost: £15 per person. There are two opportunities to attend – the course on Thursday 24th August will be repeated on Saturday 26th August. The course is delivered by Scythe Cymru. Booking is essential. To find out more, or to book a place, please contact cymru@plantlife.org.uk or call 02920 376193.

Cyflwyniad i gwrs pladuro
Dydd Iau 24 Awst, a dydd Sadwrn 26 Awst 10:00 – 4:00pm
Cae Blaen Dyffryn, ger Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Sir Gaerfyrddin
Yn agored i aelodau Plantlife ac aelodau Grŵp Dolydd Sir Gaerfyrddin. Hoffech chi ddysgu’r grefft o bladuro? Mae’n, ffordd hwyliog ecogyfeillgar o dorri gwair, clirio prysgwydd a hyd yn oed torri’r lawnt! Nod y cwrs hwn yw dysgu i chi beth sydd angen i chi ei wybod i chi ddechrau pladuro. Cost: £15 y person. Mae dau gyfle i fynychu – bydd y cwrs ar ddydd Iau, 24 Awst yn cael ei ailadrodd ar ddydd Sadwrn, 26 Awst.
Mae archebu lle yn hanfodol. I gael gwybod mwy, neu i archebu lle, cysylltwch â cymru@plantlife.org.uk  neu ffoniwch 02920 376193.

Helen Bradley

Outreach Officer/Swyddog Allgymorth

Forest Farm Conservation Centre, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7JH

Canolfan Gadwraeth Fferm y Fforest, Heol Fferm y Fforest, Eglwys Newydd Caerdydd, CF14 7JH

02920 376193 / 07741 314155

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As always it’s great to receive any photos or pieces about meadows in Carmarthenshire. Our Lousewort (Pediculatris sylvayica) is still flowering well, (and apologies for calling it Marsh Lousewort last time), and still attracting it least 3 species of bumblebees. But more generally our hay meadow has now changed to a sea of Sweet Vernal grass and dandelion flower and seed heads… A  week ago during a walk near Cwmtydu in Ceredigion we came across meadows dominated by Ribwort/Lanceolate Plantain… What does your meadow look like now?

Email Julian Wormald…  website@carmarthenshiremeadows.com

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