Many thanks to Andrew Martin for this piece: We are very fortunate at our place to have a pair of barn owls which both roost and breed in a box we put up a few years ago. It’s fairly normal … Continue reading →
An event for your summer diary: Wednesday 6 June 6.30pm Restoring marshy grassland – CCC/PONT – a site visit for CMG member This visit is to a site in Cross Hands, which is managed by Carmarthenshire County Council with support … Continue reading →
Like many readers, I guess, we’re still under the cosh of the Beast from the East up here, with minus 14 degrees C measured on occasion, and horrendous wind chill. Though for now we’ve escaped the worst of the snow. … Continue reading →
Its mid February – its dry and bright but I doubt I am the only one itching for spring. I have gone back to the blog post for this time last year. It featured comment on moles, dissected owl pellets … Continue reading →
Thanks to Isabel for forwarding on information about these 2 surveys which will probably interest a lot of our members and readers: Bee Wild West Wales Bumblebee Survey 2018 Here at Bumblebee Conservation Trust Wales we are looking forward to … Continue reading →
There is often discussion on the possible benefits (nutritional or pharmaceutical) to livestock from the the variety of wild plants in herb-rich grassland, either from direct grazing or from winter feed of hay or haylage. There has been a review of evidence in the available literature carried out by Cath Shellswell of Plantlife.
Second, the PONT conference, “Farming, Nature and Food – Grazing for the Future” is coming up on 7 -8 February at the Dragon Hotel, The Kingsway, Swansea.
Thanks very much for this detailed follow up by Andrew to the short piece I featured in a previous post on a German study hinting at significant declines in insect biomass over a 25 year period. Everyone (well, anyone who … Continue reading →
Thanks to Emma and Isabel for details of 2 new courses in December, which may be of interest to members. Firstly : LANTRA accredited Livestock Checkers training – Tuesday 5th December 2017, Cross Inn, Llantrisant, RCT. Click conservation grazing course stock … Continue reading →
Many thanks to Andrew for supplying details of this upcoming meeting which may be of interest to members… WILDLIFE TRUST SOUTH & WEST WALES YMDDIRIEDOLAETH NATUR DE A GORLLEWIN CYMRU East Carmarthenshire Group ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE “POISED ON … Continue reading →
Many thanks to Andrew for this update on some of his hedge laying, at Ffos y Broga: Last autumn we decided to put the treeline on the S side of our middle field back to a hedge. It had clearly … Continue reading →