Thank you Ivy for sharing these thoughts. This message from Ivy Denham is both practical and uplifting: The floral diversity of old fashioned hay meadows are preserved and enhanced by annual hay cuts – where the seasons growth is cut … Continue reading →
Pont and Plantlife working together bring you this event on 13 October. You will visit ffridd, a habitat found on the boundary between the enclosed lowland and open uplands and often includes a mixture of habitats including grassland, heathland, mire, … Continue reading →
Carmarthenshire Meadows Group is promoting the Carmarthenshire Nature Partnership’s project to locate Dormice in the county. Survey efforts indicate that they are more widely distributed in the county than previously thought but that they are facing declining habitat quality and … Continue reading →
This is a program of events for the E Carms group of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, which may be of interest to CMG members:
The Wednesday indoor events will take place at the Vestry in the Capel Newydd independent Chapel in Llandeilo at 7.30pm.
Sat Oct 1st – To mark the annual focus on the science and conservation of wild mushrooms, the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be running two guided walks led by two of Wales’ most exciting young mycologists, Emma Williams and Hywel Evans at 11.00 and 1.30pm which we are invited to join in. Unfortunately if you are not Garden members there is an entry fee.
Wed Nov 9th – A talk by Andrew Martin on Meadows, their history and decline and how the meadows groups help with their regeneration
Wed Dec 7th – Vaughn Matthews will talk about the Marsh Fritillary reintroduction.
Wed Jan 11th – A talk about the Curlew recovery project in the Brecon Beacons National park by Nicky Davies
Wed Feb 8th – Rob Parry Jones will talk about the landscape nature conservation work in the Amman Valley.
Wed Mar 8th – Denise Plume will talk about ‘The Carmarthenshire Bat Project – The Story So Far! ‘
Sat Apr 12th at 2pm – At the AGM Peter Hatherley will give three short talks showing how folklore is shaped by the natural environment. Each talk in some way represents our relationship to the natural world.
Sat Apr 22nd – Early Purple Orchid count and Wildflower survey. A walk led by Colin Miles meeting at the Harlech Barn, Llandeilo, SA19 6SD at 2pm
Sat May 13th – Walk in Nicky Matcher’s wood at 2pm. Further details to follow.
There is still time to take part in this year’s Big Meadow Search, which will be accepting new records until the end of this month. If you haven’t yet tried it, why not have a go? You don’t have to … Continue reading →
Reports on the ground of some careful verge cutting on the Llandeilo by-pass part of the A40 has resulted in noticeably better amounts of flowering species than many other road verges. Our roving reporter noted that the verges had been … Continue reading →
CMG stopped indoor meetings when the pandemic arrived and since then we have not been able to have indoor meetings in village halls around the county. For the last two autumns and winters, we have been having online meetings using … Continue reading →