Category Archives: Kenfig National Nature Reserve

Tweet tweet !

Here’s what we spotted and heard on the Lock’s Common birdwalk on Saturday 11th May :-Starling, Herring gull, Song thrush (heard only), Jackdaw, Carrion crow, House sparrow, Rook, Lesser black backed gull, Blackbird (collecting worms in beak next to lifeguard … Continue reading

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Who’s a pretty birdie?

Here are some wonderful pictures of some of our waterfowl taken recently from the southern hide at Kenfig Pool by Adrian Morrison. They are truly outstanding and many thanks to Adrian for sharing them  and allowing me to use them … Continue reading

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Tues 19th Mar 5.30pm – Amphibian Training Course

TUESDAY EVENING 19 MARCH 5.30PM TO 9.15PM. At Kenfig National nature Reserve Visitor Centre 17:30 – 19:15 – powerpoint presentations 19:15 – 21:15 – surveying ponds Kenfig and Bridgend volunteers welcome – bring snacks etc if you like!  

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National nest box week 14th – 21st Feb

  Its National Nest Box Week 14-21 February, organised by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and after 10 years it is now an established part of the ornithological calendar. The Glamorgan Bird Club were at Kenfig NNR centre last week … Continue reading

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Countryfile at Kenfig National nature Reserve

Countryfile were interested in the dune rejuvenation work taking place on the nature reserve, removing vegetation to kick-start plant succession on bare sand. Matt even had a go driving one of the diggers although I think he had more fun … Continue reading

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Get crafty at Kenfig National Nature Reserve

 

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Sat 27th Oct – Coppicing at Ty Tanglwyst Farm

Hi All, Just a quick reminder about the coppicing this coming Saturday at Ty Tanglwyst Farm.  We will be meeting at 9.30am at Kenfig Nature Reserve and then going on to the farm.  As we’ll be out until early afternoon, … Continue reading

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No sting in this tale! A rare sight to look out for……..

This impressive and huge Belted Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) was photographed this morning south of the Kenfig National Nature Reserve feeding on ivy flowers next to ‘The Rest’ (SS804783). This species has been extremely rare in the UK but has colonised … Continue reading

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Interesting Guardian article about sand dune eco-systems……

This is quite interesting – click on or copy and paste the link 🙂 http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2012/aug/31/sea-holly-sand-dunes    

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Sat 8th Sept – Slight change of plan!

Dear All, As you may have noticed, we’ve had a drop of rain over the last few months!!  Therefore, it is difficult to go ahead with the reed cutting proposed on the 8th September. However, as part of the overall … Continue reading

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