Training on Bumblebee id and a Bruce Langridge podcast.


Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be running a range of training activities throughout Wales and online. Keep an eye out for details Bruce Langridge is interviewing people connected with the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. On 13 January he chatted … Continue reading

Not meadows – but Interesting – Wildlife Trust’s Cardiff Local Group: Trees and Climate Change – Can we plant our way out of trouble?

Trees, wildlife and storing carbon are subjects close to the hearts of CMG members:

The next online meeting of the WTSWW Cardiff Local group – Monday 31 January 2022 – 7.30 – 9pm – online.

Professor Mary Gagen of Swansea University will consider the role of trees in combating climate change.  Mary writes “Trees are wonderful things and, when it comes to ‘green infrastructure’, they are the top trump card being simultaneously good for wildlife, good for storing carbon and good for our well-being.  As we face the climate and nature emergencies there has never been more interest in trees as a solution – we can plant trees now, and we know they do a lot of good for us and for the planet. But can we plant our way out of trouble?  In this talk I will take a look at the ecosystem and climate services trees offer and discuss what tree planting programmes, can, and cannot, achieve.”

This online meeting is available by clicking on the following link:

(Hosted by the Bridgend Local Group of the Wildlife Trust)    

Online presentation tonight that might be of interest.

Short notice, I know – but its just come to our attention:

Moor Meadows is a Dartmoor based community group of landowners, farmers and gardeners whose passion is restoring and creating flower-rich grasslands, on every scale, for nature and for people. They have an online event this evening that may be of interest:

Conservation grazing is livestock grazing that promotes biodiversity, encouraging wildflowers as well as creating a diversity of habitats for wildlife. Speakers address animal welfare when grazing for wildlife; carbon storage of different grassland types and best practice for grazing wet meadows.

Register for Moor Meadows’ next online talk – this evening – Thursday 9th December, 7.30pm
Register here:

Wasps – Love them, hate them, or just a risk, for meadow owners?


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Another excellent and detailed focus by Julian upon the wildlife in our meadows and grasslands: I’m sure we’re all familiar with above ground wasp nests, but way back in early August, I’d been alerted to the presence of an underground … Continue reading