Saturday, 4 February 2023

Help us to record the biodiversity in Nant Fawr!


Would you like to help record the different species that exist in Nant Fawr?

Having a comprehensive record of all the different species that inhabit Nant Fawr is really important, both in terms of managing and enhancing Nant Fawr but also to highlight that this strategic river corridor and area of importance for nature conservation is highly valuable in it’s own right.

The South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) are running free courses on ‘Introduction to Biodiversity Recording’:

SEWBReC are running a course in the Vale of Glamorgan: Booking early is essential.

SEWBReC are also running courses within Rhondda Cynon Taff (please see SEWBreC poster). Book early.

We plan to run a Bioblitz event later in 2023 (date to be confirmed). The more members who attend the above courses and have experience of biodiversity recording the more we can achieve at this Bioblitz event.

Any queries, please email us:

Friday, 3 February 2023

Programme of events for 2023

 The events planned for 2023 can be seen by clicking this link:  2023 planned events

Please check the calendar throughout the year as any changes, plus locations etc, are updated there.

Friday, 20 January 2023

The next workday is 10am on 22 January, meeting at the Reservoir Car Park, off Rhydepenau Road

There are woodland spring bulbs to plant in Rhydypenau Wood, and if weather allows, some yellow rattle seed to sow in the grassland areas.  For those that that would like some more physically demanding tasks there are drainage channels to re dig to keep the water off the paths and trimming around the orchard trees in readiness for the spring growth.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

The next workday is 10am on 27 November, meeting at Heol Esgyn Bridge

We will be continuing with the dismantling of the bike ramps and sycamore control in Woods Covert, along with planting some new saplings in the woodland.

Meeting place Heol Esgyn Bridge  10.00am

Monday, 31 October 2022

Guided walk - The History and Folklore of Trees, 6 November 2022

 Our Council Ranger, Kevin Date, will be leading a gentle stroll through Woods Covert to discover some interesting and strange histories of  native trees on Sunday 6th November,  2.00 -3.00pm.  

Meeting Place - Entrance adjacent to Cardiff High School.


The distance of the walk is 2km. It is a free walk and no booking is required.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

The next workday is 10am on 30 October, meeting at Heol Esgyn Bridge

Sam will be there to coordinate the Dormouse Survey/installation of the tunnels. Kevin will work with other volunteers who would prefer a more practical task which will include removal of the bike ramps, sycamore control and re digging of the drainage ditches in preparation for the winter rains.

Given the amount of work in Woods Covert I think we can continue next month with the saplings and bicycle ramps as well. Given that the saplings have been grown on in pots I don't think they will need staking.

All events can be seen in the calendar, which can be subscribed to. 

Thursday, 18 August 2022

The next workday is 10am on 28 August, meeting at Heol Esgyn Bridge

This will be a hey rake and for the first time since covid there will be refreshments - Welsh cakes and cider!

All events can be seen in the calendar, which can be subscribed to. 

Monday, 27 June 2022

The latest workday

There was a good turnout for our June Workday on Sunday with 16 volunteers taking part.

Some people were cutting back vegetation whilst others helped Kevin to dig out a shallow pond in the Boggy Meadow. Hopefully this will be a haven for invertebrates, amphibians and birds.