Programme


Our programme for 2019

Details are added here as soon as meetings are arranged and confirmed.

Indoor meetings start at 7.30pm in Room 0.23 (ground floor) of the Cardiff School of Management Building, Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB - unless otherwise stated (*).

Outdoor Meetings 2019
Monday 3rd June
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

7pm to approximately 8:30pm,
Meet in car park near Ranger's Office.
A guided walk exploring the history and development of the park, and its habitats, species, and ongoing projects.


Sharon Mullins
Assistant Countryside Ranger
Saturday 8th June
Cardiff Group, Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales (WTSWW) event
Craig y Rhiwarth and Allt Rhongyr Reserves, Craig y Nos
Cardiff Nats members are welcome to join the local Wildlife Trust group for a guided walk of these two Wildlife Trust reserves, in the Brecon area, led by People and Wildlife Officer Pauline Hill.  After lunch we will look around the adjacent Craig-y-Nos Country Park.  There is a cafĂ© at the Country Park for lunch or bring your own.  Come suitably dressed for the weather, but wear stout shoes or walking boots as it will involve a walk over some fairly rough and steep terrain.  Meet in the Craig-y-Nos car park (SN 83987 15535) at 10.30am.

Google map: Craig Y Nos country park, just north of Penrhos. Further info:

https://www.welshwildlife.org/events/craig-y-rhiwarth-and-allt-rhongyr-reserves/
 
Pauline Hill
Wildlife Trust
People and Wildlife Officer 
Tuesday 18th June
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
Meet 6.30 pm for an orchid walk at Howardian Reserve, Ipswich Road, near the David Lloyd building CF23 9AQ.
Roy Bailey-Wood
Saturday, 29 June
Wenvoe: Poisonous plants walk

A 4 to 5 mile walk looking at poisonous plants in the countryside. Start outside Wenvoe Village Hall at 1 pm (to around 4 pm). Suitable for anyone who can walk up to 5 miles. Some stiles and footpaths. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Saturday 6th July
Cardiff Group, Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales (WTSWW) event

Coed Craig Ruperra

Cardiff Nats members are welcome to join the local Wildlife Trust group on their visit to Coed Craig Ruperra. Meet Ruperra Car Park, Draethen, Caerphilly. The event is hosted by Ruperra Conservation Trust, a local community group that has been returning an area of conifer plantation to deciduous broad-leaved woodland.  We will have a walk around the site, led by manager Sue Price, which will be a couple of miles in length and is fairly steep in places. After this there will be an opportunity to see the emergence of the colony of Greater Horseshoe bats at the nearby Ruperra castle.  Meet at the Ruperra car park just outside Draethen (ST 228 871) at 7.30 pm. Please bring warm clothing and a torch.

Saturday 13th July

Cardiff Group, Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales (WTSWW) event

Nature Walk at Coed-Y-Bedw

Cardiff Nats members are welcome to join the local Wildlife Trust group on their visit to Coed Y Bedw Nature Reserve, Pentyrch.

Meeting Place: Park at the quarry entrance on Heol Goch Road between Taffs Well and Pentyrch (ST 10937 82507).10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clothing Requirements: Sturdy footwear i.e. wellies or walking boots. Weather appropriate clothing.

Price: Suggested donation of £2 to support the conservation work of the Wildlife Trust.








































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