Saturday 22nd June - all day

Restore Nature Now!

The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, WWF UK, Greenpeace, the Woodland Trust and the National Trust areorganising the biggest ever gathering for nature and climate, to stress theneed for urgent political action to address the serious decline in naturethroughout the UK. It is important that the next Government is aware of the extent of public concern over this issue. There will be groups involved from all over the UK including members and staff from the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Click herefor a message about the event from Craig Bennett the Chief Exec. of the Wildlife Trusts.

If you care about nature please considertaking part. It is important that there is a large turnout to make it clear,in the run up to the general election,that restoring our natural environment is a priority to people right across the country. There are some free places on a coach travelling up from Cardiff to London, so please let us know if you are interested in attending by

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.

Saturday 29th June 2024. 10.00 - 13.00 h.

Lavernock Point

A visit to the Trust’s reserve at Lavernock Point, between Penarth and Barry, to see the beautiful wildflower meadows, butterflies and other wildlife that flourishes there.Lavernock is made up of a number of habitats, principally coastal Jurassic limestone grassland and scrub. We will be shown round by Duncan Ludlow, the Trust’s Reserves Manager.

Meet at the car park by St. Lawrence’s church near the end of Fort Road (ST 18589 68194). Due to the limited availability of parking, car sharing would be a great help. Be prepared for wet weather: water-proofs and waterproof shoes/boots recommended.

Non-members of the Trust are welcome to come to any of our meetings.

Click on this link for a location map:Lavernock Meeting Point

For further information

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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