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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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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Grazer of the Month January; Esther the Welsh Mule

Our Grazer of the Month this week is Esther the Welsh Mule (with the black face), who grazes at Kenfig National Nature Reserve. She is three years old and due to lamb twins this month. Kenfig NNR is a SSSI sand dune system with Glamorgan’s largest natural lake. It is one

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PONT Highlights from 2019

Dexters on Overton Mere PONT has had a very busy and exciting 2019 and as the year draws to a close we wanted to re-visit some of our highlights of the year. We hope you enjoy re-visiting our key moments with us! January PONT Cymru worked with the Wildlife Trust and

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Grazer of the Week 13th December; Sian the Shorthorn x

Sorcha Lewis Sian the Shorthorn cross is on the Cwmdauddwr Common near Rhayader. The common is grazed by graziers from local farms who take pride in the wildlife they see on the commons, such as curlew. This herd is out on the common over the winter period, grazing down the molinia

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