Job Opportunity – Dolau Dyfi Project Project Officer

The Project The Dolau Dyfi Project is grant funded by Welsh Government and European Union through the Rural Development Plan Sustainable Management Scheme. The Candidate The ideal candidate will have a degree in an environmental science, practical experience in nature conservation and working with livestock as well as experience of working

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Habitat in Focus; Peat Bog

Peat bog is one of Wales’ priority habitats. A typical habitat of our uplands, peat bog/ blanket bog is typified by a thick base layer of peat which supports bog-mosses, heathers and cotton-grasses. The acidic nature of peat leads to an interesting matrix of plant species, including bog asphodel and insectivorous

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Farming with Nature; There is no other option

Slade Farm ©Polly Davies A guest blog from Polly Davies of Slade Farm Organics. Polly farms with nature to supply the finest selection of Organic Welsh Beef, Lamb and Pork to the local community in the Vale of Glamorgan. She is a member of the Nature Friendly Farming Network Welsh Steering

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Grazer of the Week February: Dewi the Carneddau

Dewi is grazing at Penrhoslligwy Heath on Anglesey with another 4 ponies, as part of the Cwlwm Seiriol project. The site is designated and has a great display of marsh gentians in September so we graze it now to encourage them to flower and seed. Marsh gentian is a bright-blue/ purple, trumpet-shaped flower

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Species in Focus; Lesser Horseshoe Bat

One of the smallest British mammals, the lesser horseshoe bat is approximately the size of a plum and weighs 4 to 9.5 grams. It is one of only two bats in the UK that stereotypically hang upside down! They hunt close to the ground and will often pick prey off obstacles

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Nature’s Feed Store

A guest blog from Carol Hughes of Equi-Biome New Year’s Resolution – Reduce the bagged feed and balancer, replace with wild plants and herbs! Gut bacteria provide important functions, especially in early life, providing training of the immune system, metabolism and synthesis of vitamins. The relationship between the gut bacteria and

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Habitat in Focus; Ffridd

Ffridd habitat is an upland habitat, defined as the fringe between more intensively managed upland fields and the open mountain habitats, at altitudes between 100m and 450m [2]. It can include a matrix of different habitats including heath, acid grassland, bog, bracken, rocky outcrops and trees. Generally ffridd habitat has remained

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