Monday, 29 June 2020

Spotters Unite!

We would like to thank all those members  of the public as well as members of the Friends of Nant Fawr who have let us know of any untoward issues in the area.

Although our Ranger has not yet returned to work, there are members of the Parks Team and Council “Tree Team” who are able to step in when needed to rectify situations.

For instance, we were informed last week that one of the finger boards for the Nant Fawr Trail had been broken beside the entrance to Cardiff High School. This has now been removed for safe keeping.

If you spot anything in the woods or meadows which looks unusual, please continue to let us know.
We do hope it won’t be long before are able to set up some work days to tackle some of the problem areas.
And thanks again, spotters!

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Action Plan For Nant Fawr

Although the Friends have not been able to hold regular workdays this spring, we have started to consider what needs to be done in preparation for when we can start again.

There are clearly issues developing, not least due to the increased use of the site this year. Paths in particular have suffered a great deal of erosion due in many cases to the amount of use by bicycles.
We are asking our Committee for their views as to what are the most urgent pieces of work needed.

We would like to thank the public for not leaving a lot of litter around. Obviously the litter bins are heavily used by the dog walkers in particular, and it is unfortunate that sometimes the bins reach the level of overflowing. If this occurs, we do try to contact the Council to see if they can rectify the situation.

If anyone wishes to contact us with comments as to what needs to be done to bring our site back to its best appearance,  please get in touch through the email address nantfawrcommunity@gmail.com

We are always glad to welcome new members to help support our 100 acres of woodlands, meadows, streams  and  parkland!

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Wales Nature Week - 30 May - 7 June 2020

Our city is rich in nature with woodlands, rivers, lakes, coast and acres of parks and gardens.

Join Local Nature Partnership Cymru for a week of fun activities celebrating the wildlife on our doorstep including:
The Big Garden Bioblitz
The Big Moth Trap reveal
The Big Nature (virtual) Pub Quiz
Online Q&A sessions with wildlife experts
Daily wildlife facts and photos
Wildlife gardening tips and activities

Share your nature stories and photos and WIN a hedgehog fence-hole plate

For more information about events in Cardiff contact us at biodiversity.team@cardiff.gov.uk

or look on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Wildaboutcardiff





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”.