A post from Andrew: Our two fields (which are managed as meadows) are adjacent but separated by a treeline. The treeline comprises 6 large oaks and some hawthorn, willow, blackthorn, holly and hazel with bramble undergrowth. The canopy of the oaks is … Continue reading
Andrew Martin (our Chairman) gave a talk recently to the Dyfed Smallholders’ Association on the Meadows Group. After the talk, a discussion on various aspects of grassland management threw up two problems some of the smallholders were having. Andrew couldn’t … Continue reading
Guided walk at Ynys Dawela Nature Park Ynys Dawela Nature park is a local nature reserve managed by Carmarthenshire County Council. It’s in Brynamman, and contains a variety of habitats. It’s at SN70202 14102. There’s an information leaflet about it here: … Continue reading
Local ecologist Deborah Sazer, who many CMG members will know, has offered to run two courses both at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales reserve at Carmel: A one-day course on butterflies. This will be a session out … Continue reading
A post from our Chairman Andrew: Some of us have a difficult relationship with rushes, with soft rush (Juncus effusus) being a particular problem in some fields when it can become almost a monoculture of hard clumps. It’s also one … Continue reading
In the early days of the Meadows Group, we arranged to visit not only nature reserves belonging to/managed by various conservation organisations but also fields belonging to the new group’s individual members. This was a very useful thing to do, and … Continue reading
Our good friend Dr Deborah Sazer is running a range of courses this year – Gower and Swansea and at Denmark Farm near Lampeter. They are not in Carmarthenshire – but if you are prepared to cross the county borders they look excellent.
There will also be a Butterfly day at Carmel – in Carmarthenshire at a date to be fixed – when I have more details I will post them.
Please email email@example.com to book up. Please see Facebook @wildgower – or if the Denmark Farm events are what you are interested in go to http://www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/events/ for more details.
As those attending the Spring Meeting on 23 March will remember, Richard Pryce (with Kath Pryce the County Recorders) asked for us to send in records. I said that I would remind everyone of this request (and tell those who … Continue reading