Our NEWWildlife Blog is still in full swing and brimming with posts. Why not take a look and read all about our recent Indigo course, a Yoga walk and ‘The State of Nature’ through the descriptive powers of Sarah Lewis.
We have been trying to follow the progress of the otters living around Rhydymwyn, with help from Kim, a student from Northop College. Thus study has been looking for tracks, spraints, and pictures from our stealth cameras that we have set up. We can happily say there has been a lot of activity in the form of footprints, spraints, and gorgeous pictures, and we are starting to build up a picture of their habits and movements.
Where: Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve
When: 10am until 4pm 2nd March
How Much: £20pp
Make yourself a “waste coat” using a jumper or cardigan that has outlived its use or use a charity shop find. You will gain the confidence to cut up and re-sew your jumper into a one-off, individually designed garment.
Booking is essential. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch.
For more information, or to book your place, please contact Rachel Bailey on 01352 742115 or email email@example.com
There are still some places left on our coming back to run a second traditional skills weekend on the 9th and 10th of February run by Outback2Basics. We’ve been promised more exciting activities such as bark containers and whittling woodland cutlery!
This event is free of charge.
For more details and to book a place, visit: http://www.newwildlife.org.uk/event/traditional-skills-whittlling-weekend/
We have seen lots of birds on our feeders at Rhydymwyn lately, due to the cold weather, here are our tips for helping birds survive the winter:
Well, kind of. After years of examining droppings we have finally met our resident hedgehog. After setting up cameras there was more exciting news as Mum has 2 hoglets of about 4 weeks old.
We have started a NEWWildlife blog, to keep you up to date with in-depth news, events, photos and quizzes. Recent posts have included news about our stealth cameras, badger tracks and signs, our resident owls, visitors to our reserves, coming events and much more.
We aim to update the blog weekly and we welcome your feedback and comments. The link below will take you to our blog page, with the option to ‘follow’ us to recieve notifications when the page is updated.
We recently had 80+ frogs in our wetland croaking and producing lots of frog spawn, which is fantastic news. They stayed in the pond for several days, and we were able to get some lovely photos, including the following one by our senior ranger.
Our senior ranger has also reported that today in one of our small ponds that we have a cluster of toad-spawn strings, a smooth newt, two pairs of toads in amplexus and two single toads, which is great news!
We also have birds checking out some of our nest boxes, including blue tits and starlings, so fingers crossed. We managed to snap this cheeck chappy outside the office whilst its mate was looking around inside!
Our basketry course on 10 March is now full.