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Last updated: 17/10/2012

This page lists all current events for the South Wales Branch area. It will be updated regularly as new information is available. Please bookmark this page in your web browser to make sure you are kept up-to-date with all events taking place across the area.

If you know of any other events you think should be included please let us know

South Wales Branch Events List

Saturday 18th October, 2014
Members' Day and AGM

Kenfig NNR
10:30 - 15:30

Speakers and details to follow. There will of course be the usual update on the Branch activities. Non-members welcome! Tea and Coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Sunday 22nd June, 2014
Alun Valley

An opportunity to visit our High Brown Fritillary site. Details to follow, or contact Richard.

Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk

Winter Weekdays 
Brown Hairstreak Egg Surveys

There will be autumn, winter & early spring brown hairstreak egg surveys in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire. These are mainly weekdays, chosen a few days in advance for weather, during period between mid November & early April. If you are interested please register in advance with Richard Smith (01446 793229 (or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk ). We will be focussing this autumn/winter on previously un-surveyed sites in localities with either gaps in records and surveys or expanding on four year’s community project around Llangeler in the Teifi Valley -

  • Teifi valley (N. Emlyn to Llanfihangel ar Arth)

  • Teifi valley (west of Cenarth)

  • North of Whitland

  • North of Carmarthen (inc Gwili valley)

  • Dryslwyn to Pantglas

  • Llandeilo to Llandovery

  • Pembrokeshire (led by David Redhead (d.redhead@virgin.net)

We will also carry out egg counts at a dozen or so regularly monitored sites across Carmarthenshire, plus a couple in Ceredigion. We have volunteer workdays at several sites in Carmarthenshire, which will be a combination of egg searches and helping with coppicing of older blackthorn (see also winter weekends below).

Winter Sundays
Practical Habitat Management Tasks (various locations)

For the more energetic, we hope to run an thirteenth year of habitat management in the Alun Valley (Vale of Glamorgan) for High Brown Fritillary. In addition, we will have hedge and blackthorn thicket restoration workdays for brown hairstreak at Cwmduhen and other sites in Carmarthenshire and also Teifi valley and a couple of management days for marsh fritillary at our Caeau Ffos Fach reserve in Carmarthenshire. For all winter habitat management days, tools are provided, but bring suitable strong outdoor clothing (particularly gloves and footwear), a hot drink and food if staying beyond lunchtime.
All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you. Full details of fixed dates will be published on our branch newsletter & website

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