Friday, 19 July 2019

July Workday

The next workday for the volunteers is on Sunday 28 July, between 10.00am  and 12 noon..
Meet at  Reservoir Car Park off  Rhydypenau Rd (just past No 127)
We will be cutting back vegetation, painting the kissing gate with wood preserver and bashing the bracken in Rhydypenau Field.
All welcome, children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Good new from Green Flag!

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a Green Flag Award for the third year running. Th.e judge was very complimentary about the site. A big thankyou must go to all our volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year to maintain the area  Others, such as the Duke of Edinburgh students also do much to help with litter picking and so on.  We hope people will visit us and enjoy the peace and tranquillity which can be found, particularly in our woodlands.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Family Fun Day

This was a great success  with more than a dozen families taking part in beautiful weather.
There were plenty of small fish caught along with other interesting creatures. Thanks to our Ranger Kevin and the Cardiff University biologists.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Community Orchard in the Making

Its good to see that most of our trees in the orchard in Rhydypenau Meadow are bearing fruit!

They were planted as saplings by Cardiff High School pupils in 2015, having been purchased from a nursery in North Wales, who specialise in old and unusual Welsh fruit trees.

 It has been a bit of a battle to prevent the trees being choked by the bracken which is proving to be a real nuisance in that area. Hopefully as the trees grow taller and stronger, they will be able to cope with the bracken.  The fruit will be available for the community to pick in due course.