Other events, courses and workshops 2013

Other events, courses and workshops

 Bridgend Countryside is happy to promote these events so please click on the links (where applicable) for more information. If you have any further requirements please contact the organisers direct.

Bryngarw Park events programme spring 2013

Copy and paste the link below, or vist Bryngarw House on the BCBC website or http://www.bridgendbites.com

Click to access 105340.pdf

BEES – Working together in Bridgend forEnvironmental Education and Sustainabilty)

Wildlife Trust South & West Wales

Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales Bridgend Group

Programme:  Winter-Spring 2013

Chair:Colin Mutton,10 Carreg Lwyd, Broadlands, Bridgend  F31 2BS  tel: 01656 654793        e-mail: annmutton@btinternet.com

Secretary:Peter Hatherley,Tŷ Tegeirianau,Derwen, Bridgend

CF35 6HD       tel: 01656 662196        e-mail:  PGHatherley@aol.com

 Indoor meetings are held in the Ogmore Constituency Labour Party Social Club – OCLPSC –- Bryntirion, Bridgend

Monday 22nd April      Mustelids – Food for Thought                                                                                    Dr Gareth Parry

 Gareth works as a biodiversity officer with Shropshire Council.  On one of his visits to south Wales in 2012 some of our members joined a walk which he led to find animal tracks, and they came back with enthusiastic reports.  We have been lucky enough to persuade Gareth to make another journey south to talk to us.  His subject is “mustelids”, the family of carniverous mammals that includes Badgers, Weasels, Stoats, Polecats, Otters and the dreaded American Mink.  Tonight will be a chance to learn something about their remarkable history and ecology and their importance to the ecosystem.  We’ll also be looking at some of the negative images touted by the media and considering if their poor reputations are deserved.

7.30 pm at the OCLPSC

 Summer Programme Details will be circulated in the spring. ___________________________________________________________

Coity Wallia Common

‘Coity Wallia Commons extend over 1,063 hectares from Sarn to Pencoed and back towards Blackmill and Glynogwr, north of Bridgend. In 2010 the commons received funding for a three year biodiversity enhancement project, primarily funded by Biffa Award. The aim of this project is to restore and reconnect 1,063 hectares of priority habitats on Cefn Hirgoed and Mynydd y Gaer, with particular emphasis on habitat management for the marsh fritillary butterfly, high brown fritillary butterfly, shrill carder bee and the bog bush cricket. The project is managed by PONT and funded by Biffa Award Coity Wallia Commoners Association, , Rockwool UK, Bridgend County Council, Coity Wallia Board of Conservators and the Countryside Council for Wales.

Coity Wallia Commons Biodiversity Enhancement Project also aims to engage the local community by providing volunteer days (held each Tuesday), school visits, promotional and educational materials, hosting events and guided walks and attending local events.

For more information please contact Emma Douglas (Coity Wallia Commons Biodiversity Enhancement Project Officer) on coitywallia@phonecoop.coop, 07579 008578 or 01656 857218 or visit www.coitywallia.org

To see the events list, please click below



Wildlife Trust  Kid’s Club at Kenfig

Details coming soon

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