Programme

Indoor meetings are held jointly with WildSoc, the student wildlife society of Cardiff University.  Unless stated otherwise, they are held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13) of the Main Building of Cardiff University, starting at 7.30 pm.


Sunday 20th May.  2pm to 3pm.  Field Trip

Dragonflies at St. Fagans

Join us for a walk at St Fagans Museum, looking for the dragon and damselflies that are flying here.  Meet outside the Museum main entrance (ST 1165 7715) at 2pm.


Saturday 2nd June.  10am to 12.30pm.  Field Trip

Trees of Bute Park

Bute Park has the finest collection of rare and champion trees of any public park in Great Britain. Malcolm Frazer the Council’s former Arboricultural Officer will be leading a tour of some of these magnificent trees, many of which he planted.  Meet at the Summerhouse Café in Bute Park (ST 1763 7681) at 10am.


Sunday 17th June.  11am to 1pm.  Field Trip

Meadow Flowers at Lavernock

Come for a wander in the meadows at the Trust’s Lavernock Point Reserve.  Park in the layby close to the reserve entrance on Fort Road (ST 1820 6827).


Saturday 30th June.  Field Trip.  10am to 1pm.

Pentwyn Farm and Wyeswood Common.

We will be visiting two of the Gwent Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserves and will be shown around by Tim Green, their Senior Farm and Wildlife Development Officer.  The site includes one of the largest remaining areas of flower-rich grassland in Gwent and provides an opportunity to see hay meadows as they would have looked in the past, before the advent of intensive farming. Further details of the reserve are available here.  Meet at Pentwyn Farm (SO 523 094, NP25 4SE) at 10am.  After visiting the two reserves, we hope to retire to a local hostelry for lunch.


Saturday 14th July.  Field Trip.  10am to 3pm.

Dare Valley Country Park - Insects of Colliery Spoil Tips.

Recently we have begun to appreciate that old colliery spoil tips can be great habitats for a wide range of invertebrates and other wildlife, mainly die to the free-draining nature of the spoil substrate and  the dry grassland and heathland that develops there.  Liam Olds has set up the ‘Colliery Spoil Biodiversity Initiative’ and will be leading our visit to Dare Valley.  Amongst many other butterfly and bee species, we hope to see grayling and small pearl bordered fritillary.  Meet at the car park at Dare Valley Country Park (SN 98307 02702, CF44 7PT) at 10am.  There is a nice café in the visitor centre so we will probably break for lunch around 1pm.


Saturday 21st July.  Field Trip.  All day.

Avon Wildlife Trust's Feed Bristol Community Project.

This joint meeting with the Bridgend and Swansea Groups will involve a coach trip to Bristol to visit the Avon Wildlife Trust’s ‘Feed Bristol’ project.  Slightly different from our normal trips, this is a community based project that aims to help people appreciate nature by learning to grow food using wildlife-friendly methods.  Further details and a booking form will be available in due course.  There is more information about the project on the Avon Wildlife Trust Website.


Sunday 5th August.  2pm to 3pm.  Field Trip

Bumblebees at St. Fagans

Join us for a walk at St Fagans Museum, to identify the bumblebees in the castle gardens.  Meet outside the Museum main entrance (ST 1165 7715) at 2pm.


Wednesday 15th August until Sunday 19th August.  Field Trip.

Wildlife Watch in Bute Park

The Trust's ‘Wild about Cardiff’ project will be running a series of events in Bute Park this week.  Check www.welshwildlife.org for details.


Sunday 2nd September.  2pm to 3pm.  Field Trip

Bug Hunt at St. Fagans

Join us for a bug hunt around the grounds and gardens at St Fagans Museum, when we will in looking for insects and other invertebrates.  Meet outside the Museum main entrance (ST 1165 7715) at 2pm.


Saturday 27th October.  10am to 3.30pm.  One day conference

Unknown Wales Conference 2018.

A joint event between the Wildlife Trust and National Museum Wales celebrating the unknown wildlife of Wales. Book on info@welshwildlife.org 


































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