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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


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


Saturday 19th October, 2013
Members' Day and AGM
 

Kenfig NNR
10:30 - 15:30

Speakers include John Tilt (on Woodland Management for butterflies and moths), Tony Davis (on conservation of rare and endangered moths), Kelly Thomas (on Habitat conservation), Michael Pocock (on the Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner), and Russel Hobson (on various English Projects). There will aslo be the usual update on the Branch activities. Non-members welcome! Tea and Coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.


Sunday 24th November, 2013
Habitat management in Alun Valley
 

Meet at 10.00am at the entrance gate to rifle range on the west side of the minor road (“Wick Road”) between the shop near Ewenny/Corntown and Castle upon Alun. The grid reference is SS913763. If the gate is open, please drive carefully in and park tidily in the car park. If gate is closed, we’ll proceed from there to another site.

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


Sunday 1st December, 2013
Annual Brown Hairstreak egg count, West Williamston, Pembrokeshire
 

Meet in small reserve car park at SN033058 or, if full, park in village and walk back. Arrive 10.00 for 10.15am start on foreshore. This is a WTSWW reserve and event, for which help has, in recent years, been provided by BC members.

Contact: Nikki Anderson (01646 686469)

Monday 2nd December, 2013
Habitat management at Caeau ffos fach/Median Farm
 

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular summer cattle grazing, on our marsh fritillary reserve near Cross Hands. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, gardening gloves, a warm drink and lunch if you wish to stay beyond lunchtime. We can supply some hand tools but bring your own if you prefer. Meet 10.30am at far end of Co-op car park, just off A48 roundabout at Cross Hands (SN566131)

Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or Martin White (01792 477984) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk


Monday 9th December, 2013
Habitat management at Caeau ffos fach/Median Farm
 

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular summer cattle grazing, on our marsh fritillary reserve near Cross Hands. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, gardening gloves, a warm drink and lunch if you wish to stay beyond lunchtime. We can supply some hand tools but bring your own if you prefer. Meet 10.30am at far end of Co-op car park, just off A48 roundabout at Cross Hands (SN566131)

Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or Martin White (01792 477984) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk


Sunday 5th January, 2014
Habitat management in Alun Valley
 

Meet at 10.00am at the entrance gate to rifle range on the west side of the minor road (“Wick Road”) between the shop near Ewenny/Corntown and Castle upon Alun. The grid reference is SS913763. If the gate is open, please drive carefully in and park tidily in the car park. If gate is closed, we’ll proceed from there to another site.

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


Monday 12th January, 2014
Habitat management at Caeau ffos fach/Median Farm
 

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular summer cattle grazing, on our marsh fritillary reserve near Cross Hands. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, gardening gloves, a warm drink and lunch if you wish to stay beyond lunchtime. We can supply some hand tools but bring your own if you prefer. Meet 10.30am at far end of Co-op car park, just off A48 roundabout at Cross Hands (SN566131)

Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or Martin White (01792 477984) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk


Wednesday 15th January, 2014
Habitat management at Caeau ffos fach/Median Farm
 

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular summer cattle grazing, on our marsh fritillary reserve near Cross Hands. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, gardening gloves, a warm drink and lunch if you wish to stay beyond lunchtime. We can supply some hand tools but bring your own if you prefer. Meet 10.30am at far end of Co-op car park, just off A48 roundabout at Cross Hands (SN566131)

Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or Martin White (01792 477984) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk


Sunday 19th January, 2014
Habitat management in Alun Valley
 

Meet at 10.00am at the entrance gate to rifle range on the west side of the minor road (“Wick Road”) between the shop near Ewenny/Corntown and Castle upon Alun. The grid reference is SS913763. If the gate is open, please drive carefully in and park tidily in the car park. If gate is closed, we’ll proceed from there to another site.

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


Tuesday 21st January, 2014
Habitat management in Ystradgynlais
 

Scrub clearance at a site in Ystradgynlais for marsh fritillary butterfly. Meet at 10.15am in Weaver’s Road, at SN791098. 10.15am to 3pm. Bring warm clothes, strong footwear, gardening gloves, a warm drink and lunch if you wish to stay beyond lunchtime. We can supply some hand tools but bring your own if you prefer. Joint event with Brecknock Wildlife Trust

Contact: ben Mullen (01874 625708 (office Hours) or Richard Smith (01446 793229) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk


Sunday 26th January, 2014
Habitat management in Blackrock Quarry, Clydach
 

Work task at Blackrock Quarry, Clydach, in conjunction with Usk Conservation and Environment Group, clearing cotoneaster from this important lepidoptera site with superb views. Tools provided, but bring lunch, drinks etc. Meet at 10am at the lay-by adjacent to the old lime kilns (SO215125).
[Head east along the A465 Heads of the Valleys road from the Brynmawr roundabout. After 1 miles take the left turn for Clydach Village. Continue along Main Road through Clydach village and the lay-by is then on your right.] Contact: Richard Smith (01446 793229) or projects@southwales-butterflies.org.uk


Sunday 2nd February, 2014
Habitat management in Alun Valley
 

Meet at 10.00am at the entrance gate to rifle range on the west side of the minor road (“Wick Road”) between the shop near Ewenny/Corntown and Castle upon Alun. The grid reference is SS913763. If the gate is open, please drive carefully in and park tidily in the car park. If gate is closed, we’ll proceed from there to another site.

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


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