For anyone who missed our last online meeting, but would like to see the recording of it, it’s now available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0RBTYaTv-8&t=1s
Rhys Evans is the organiser of the Nature Friendly Farming Network in Wales – he explained the aims of the organisation, and how it works. The NFFN website has a useful page with research and resources that can be found here: https://www.nffn.org.uk/resources/
Richard Smith of Butterfly Conservation told us about the loss of Brown Hairstreak butterflies in the county and the likely causes.
Malcolm Edwards told us about hedge laying; the benefits to wildlife, the various styles seen across Wales, and why it’s a rural craft that must be maintained.
The three speakers dovetailed with each other very well – and it felt like a very productive grouping. If anyone is keen on learning some hedge laying skills please do let us know – and we can see if it can be organised. It could be a rare winter field meeting. A few photos below to whet your appetite.