Friday, 24 April 2020

April in Nant Fawr

Our Vice Chairman, Stephen Howe has been reporting back following his walks in the area.

All seems well,although some of the paths have understandably been used excessively recently by walkers and cyclists and there will be much to be done to restore them to decent condition when the time comes.
He says  “ The woods are looking amazing at the moment. Hawthorn and Bird Cherry are now in bloom along with a carpet of Ramsons (wild garlic) in places especially in Woods Covert. Where we flattened the bracken in Rhydypenau Meadow, clumps of Wood Anemone and Bluebells have appeared which is nice to see. The Marsh Marigolds have been impressive this year both near Cardiff High School and beside Rhydyblewin Farm, where they were planted by Llanishen High School pupils. The orchard trees are flowering well, so we will hopefully have a good crop later. At the moment, Blackcrops are in all of the wooded areas along with Chiffchaffs. We also seem to have a high population of Nuthatch  and the amount of birdsong at the moment is amazing”.




Friday, 20 March 2020

What's occurring?

Well in the Nant Fawr area,  the short answer is not a lot!
All workdays have been postponed for the foreseeable future along with the AGM scheduled for 29 April. That's a shame, as we had a great speaker lined up this time - Dr Rhys Jones, the biologist and broadcaster.  We hope we can coax him back later.
In the meantime, we would like to wish all our readers the very best - keep safe and have a look at the rest of the website for a change when you're bored. Have you watched the video?

But for those of you who wish to venture out, put on your walking shoes and try to explore the Nant Fawr area a bit more. You probably would find a walking pole useful as the paths are still very muddy, but it is good to see the woodlands and fields coming back to life. The birds are in full song  and the spring flowers are appearing.

Come and cheer yourselves up!




Monday, 24 February 2020

The February Workday

Although the morning started badly from the weather point of view, it soon brightened up and the 14 stalwarts who came were able achieve a lot.
The hedges beside Top Meadow were cleared and coppiced  and other hedges also were tidied up before the nesting season. Thanks to those who braved the weather!


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Next Workday - 23 February

Next Workday - Sunday 23 February.

Meet at Reservoir Car Park  10.00am - 12 noon

We will be coppicing a willow hedge, constructing a dead hedge and cutting back bramble before the nesting season starts.

There will be other tasks to occupy us as well.

All welcome!