When the Covid pandemic began in spring 2020 we had to cancel a big indoor meeting we’d arranged for the group at Myddfai Village Hall. Up until then, we’d arranged big indoor meetings every spring and autumn in different locations … Continue reading
CMG does not make a habit of promoting job opportunities but this is worth (we think) a promote: Cwmaman Town Council are seeking to appoint an Environmental Development Officer under its “Green Infrastructure Amman Valley” project. Full details via the … Continue reading
A interesting report from Andrew on a trial at National Botanic Garden of Wales: “On the fungus walk last week at the NBGW, we all walked round the main entrance of Principality House. One of the lawns outside it has … Continue reading
CMG is pleased to be able pass on to readers of this blog an article written by the Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru: The Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru (INCC) is a relatively young charitable organisation, active throughout Wales, but … Continue reading
This is a chance to go on a 90 minute guided walk to explore the fungi found at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. They will be running two guided walks led by two of Wales’ most exciting young mycologist, Emma Williams ad Hywel Evans.
Note that the walks are free – but standard NBGW admission charges apply. You don’t have to pre-book.
Firstly, CMG – Autumn Winter online event
A members event on 29 September – Kevin McGinn will be talking about the NBGW seedbank and their brush harvester.
Plantlife are running a series of online events – under the banner “Fall into Nature with Plantlife”.
Full details of all the events may be found here https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/fall-back-into-nature-with-plantlife?utm_source=Plantlife+email+updates&utm_campaign=553825bbfb-WaxcapsLaunch_MMC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ce964b84b6-553825bbfb-284684801&mc_cid=553825bbfb&mc_eid=fd089c5c57
Of particular interest to those interested in meadows might be
5 October –Waxcap grasslands – Why we need your help
6 October – Classes for grasses
7 October – Communities in action – on the road to success
and there are more…..please do go to the website and have a look at the options.
Thirdly, Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference
Running from 13 to 15 October there are a host of speakers and virtual site visits with a major focus on restoration.
If anyone spots other events that members if CMG might enjoy please let me know – and I can promote them.
The Biodiversity Information Service (BIS) are hosting a Zoom event about the Marsh Fritillary on August 24th. This iconic butterfly is currently subject to much conservation effort in Wales to restore populations to their former levels. This informative talk over … Continue reading
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has teamed up with West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre to launch a Square of the month to focus on bumblebee recording. Records are wanted from all three counties – but especially in grid reference SN34 which … Continue reading
Ecosystems Knowledge Network ran a Webinar on Road Verges a few weeks ago on 8 July. It was extremely informative, and well-presented. In the webinar, Ben Phillips (University of Exeter), Kate Petty (Plantlife) and Phil Sterling (Butterfly Conservation) discussed their … Continue reading