…at the end of the day the elegant wooden coracle skeletons rested on our work tables like giant baskets. Amazingly I had escaped without any blackened finger nails from hammer blows…
CCW used a model display along with sound recordings to illustrate a short talk about bats and how they use echo-location to catch prey. Children are always fascinated to learn that bats are mammals just like us, with the same basic skeletal structure and some amazing adaptations which, over many millions of years, have allowed them to fly...
Our friend and colleague Dr. Amanda Jane McMath died on 30th August 2012 after a distinguished career in marine nature conservation. The Countryside Council for Wales has lost its Senior Marine Vertebrate Ecologist. The Welsh environment is without one of its champions of biodiversity…
by Ali Chedgy on 09. Aug, 2012 in designated areas, education training and interpretation, landscape, leisure, natural environment and landscape, natural resource conservation, natural resource management, recreation, tourism, Uncategorized
Our New Celebrity July started pretty much like June had. It was wet. The first few weeks saw many large groups of students sheltering from the rain under their clipboards, notes sopping, as they tried to record transect findings in the dunes, and Primary school children dressed in Wellington boots and raincoats splashing in the puddles […]
Consider Llandudno for example. The countryside surrounding the town abounds with places to visit, where you can experience nature at its best – first hand. Places such as Marl Hall Woods [near Llandudno Junction] offer an immediate woodland escape from the hustle and bustle. Take the kids [and the dog!] and get lost amongst the tree canopy and birdsong…
Just because I work for an environmental organisation doesn’t necessarily mean I am automatically interested in these sorts of things, while I nevertheless enjoy learning about our stunning and varied country. But the Wales Coast Path has got me thinking – what does it actually mean to me?
by Catherine Duigan on 04. Jul, 2012 in biological resources, biological sciences, conservation biology, designated areas, ecology, environmental impact, environmental impacts and controls, environmental protection, freshwater biology, geography, hydrology, natural resource conservation, natural resource management, natural resources, plant science, soil science, species, video
We picked our steps around a precious clump of beautiful Fly Orchids which occur on only two nature reserves in Wales. Nearby, a single white spike of the Butterfly Orchid proudly stood alone. But it was too cold and damp to expect the adders to make an appearance, which was fine with some of the participants who had an aversion to snakes…
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- It’s a batty business! 17. Oct, 2012
- Crafting a Coracle 27. Sep, 2012
- Remembering Mandy McMath… 05. Sep, 2012
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- Fiona Elphick: Only just heard the news today. So very sad. You...
Anglesey Fens Spring to Life
Monitoring Wales’s masters of the night
Valleys scheme seeks Ambassadors
Expedition to Horse Mussel Reef
Cwm Clydach – the tranquil valley
Revived canal cruises into focus
Welsh salmon in hot water
A bird by any other name
What Wales do you see?
Video overview – Kenfig NNR
- Anglesey Fens Spring to Life
- Monitoring Wales’s masters of the night
- Valleys scheme seeks Ambassadors
- Expedition to Horse Mussel Reef
- Cwm Clydach – the tranquil valley
- Revived canal cruises into focus
- Welsh salmon in hot water
- A bird by any other name
- What Wales do you see?
- Video overview – Kenfig NNR