Wednesday, 15th May 2024. 10.30 - 1pm

Birds of CathaysCemetery

This event is open to those who have the expertise to identify a wide range of birds, to those who would like to brush up their skills and those who just want to come along to enjoy the experience. We will check out the bird boxes that we put up last spring to see if they have generated any interest. We will also have an opportunity to make and record a list of the birds that we see as we walk around. The morning will be held jointly with Friends of Cathays Cemetery.

Meet at 10.30 am at the main Cemetery Entrance on Fairoak Road.

Tuesday, 21st May 10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday, 4th June 10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday, 25th June 10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday, 9th July 10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday, 16th July 10.30 - 12.30

Balsam Bashing at the Wild Gardens, Roath Park

This is next phase of the programme of activity to tackle invasive species at the Wild Gardens. Working with Roath Park’s Ranger and other volunteer groups we have already made a substantial impact to reduce the amount of cherry laurel at the Gardens. Thank you to those of you that joined these sessions over the winter.

Our aim this summer is to make a major impact on the Himalayan balsam. This plant shades out other plants and results in a significant decline in plant diversity. By setting aside a number of sessions this summer we intend to clear as much as possible of the Balsam and thereby significantly reduce its dominance over future years. This summer's work will build on last years successful start to the programme. It’s easy to do and has an immediate and visible impact. Volunteering at some of these events, even if it is not for the whole two hours that we have set aside, will make a major difference to the Wild Gardens.

Meet at 10.30 am by the bridge on Wild Gardens Road.

Sunday 2nd June. 10.30 - 12.30.

Butterflies of Cathays Cemetery

Join us and members of the Friends of Cathays Cemetery as we we stroll around the cemetery and see how many butterflies we can spot. No previous experience is needed and you will have the opportunity to improve your knowledge of butterflies and how to identify them.

Meet at 10.30 am at the main Cemetery Entrance on Fairoak Road.

Thursday, 5th September. 8pm - 10pm.

Bat Walk in Roath Park

This is an opportunity to identify the bats around Roath Park, using ultrasonic sound detectors. If there is time we will also stroll up through the Wild Gardens to identify any bats within the woods.

Meet by the bridge on Wild Gardens Road at 8pm.

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