Monday 25 March 2024

What’s been happening in Nant Fawr this year

21st January 2024 – This workday was based at the Rhydyblewin end of Nant Fawr. Grass and bramble that had been cut previously was raked up off the meadows and piled to create habitat piles adjacent to the orchard areas. The cutting of this meadow along with the other meadows in Nant Fawr is part of the management plan for Nant Fawr, the aim of which is to regenerate the meadows and encourage the growth of wildflowers. On this workday the volunteers also constructed a drain across the stone path to reduce the effects of flooding in this area and to make the path more accessible.


25th February 2024 – On this workday we focused on coppicing the willow saplings and raking the cut soft rush on Boggy Meadow, in preparation for the growing season. Using the cut willow whips the volunteers started to create a weaved fence/hurdle, that will enclose and protect the small pond in Boggy Meadow.


24th March 2024 – The volunteers continued with the work in Boggy Meadow coppicing the willow and making willow and hazel hurdles to help protect the shallow pond. Work also started on upgrading the path adjacent to the old reservoir car park. A drainage ditch was created, and this work will be followed by levelling out the path, with the aim of reducing the flooding in that area.