Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rhoose Biodiversity Blitz details posted and another event in the Calendar

The Rhoose point event details have now been updated with the starting place and time

Rhoose Point
NEW EVENT. A Biodiversity Blitz organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council ecology team to which Cardiff Naturalists’ members are invited. We shall be trying to record as many species as possible in the company of some experts and local enthusiasts and residents.

We shall meet at 10am at the Rhoose Station car park (ST 0620/6623). The event is being organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and will include both experts and non-experts

Members of Cardiff Naturalists' Society are very welcome, particularly as there was feedback from last year's survey that people would like to get involved in Biodiversity Blitzes'
Vale of Glamorgan Council ecology team

Another Bioblitz this Summer that Cardiff Naturalists' members are very welcome to join and this one is at the Amelia Trust farm on Saturday 27th July. 

Timings to be confirmed but are likely to involve Vegetation and Insect surveys to start around 10am. 

A dawn chorus for the early birds might be on offer along with a Bat Walk and Moth Survey in the evening. 

The Amelia Trust farm is just off Five Mile Lane (A4226) between Bonvilston and Barry. You can read more about the farm and how to get there by looking at their website at

No special skills are necessary to help out - just an interest in wildlife

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wild About Cardiff

Cardiff Naturalists had a wonderful time at the Wild About Cardiff Springwatch event at the Forest Farm Nature reserve and enjoyed the walks we did on Saturday and Sunday immensely 

Many thanks for Rob & Linda Nottage and Barry Embling who were our walk leaders, and to those members of the public who joined us on the walks

We also had fun supporting the Rangers in the pond dipping sections. I especially had fun when my nephew joined me and we hunted tadpoles together - Thanks Osian !

Once we'd admired them we caught them again from the tray and released them back into the pond. I could have watched the hard work for ages... Thinking about it that's what I did

Also thanks to the Cardiff Parks Rangers and the Friends of Forest Farm for hosting the event

If you missed the event this year look out for it in next year's programme

Sunday, June 2, 2013

CNS and the Protection of Birds

In our latest newsletter we have an article relating to the  protection of birds, and some documents relating to the societies work in that area

we placed some documents on-line here

We are able to provide some more cartoons relating to this terrible event here.

If you want to read all about it then why not join CNS and get a copy of the newsletter

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Wales Wonderful Wildlife Opening

Members of the Cardiff Naturalists Society enjoying the opening of the Wales Wonderful Wildlife exhibition at the West Wharf gallery. Members were able to enjoy the exhibition and share a glass of win with the gallery owner Elizabeth Cooling who is our former membership secretary 

The exhibition features the work of Rob & Linda Nottage, Raj Chettri, Paul Bowden, Phill Blanning, Mary Salter, John & Margaret Samuel, Rhian & Andy Kendall, Lucy Fay,  Rebecca Sheahan, Mike Scott, Eirian Edwards

The people who have supplied these pictures are members of the society. They include amateur naturalists and professional ecologists all of whom are keen to share their wonder in the natural world. 

The pictures have been taken on a range of equipment showing that you don’t have to spend a lot on camera equipment (though many of us do), understanding the wildlife and environment is much more important

If you are thinking of visiting the exhibition let me give you a few more reasons to in these following pictures, You can enjoy this excellent selection of photographs in really comfortable surroundings as the pictures are arrayed with comfortable seating and are right next to the cafe area where you can get a coffee and some really excellent carrot cake amongst the offerings

The exhibition is next open on the 6th—8th June 10am - 5pm which are the opening hours of Jacobs Market

You can read more about the gallery on the West Wharf Gallery Facebook page of on their new website
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