Saturday, 6 March 2010

New wildlife walks


[Image by Michael Jastremski]

A new series of walks to explore the beautiful wildlife of our area is on offer in March. To take part, call Chloe Griffiths on 07966 018 062 (Mon to Wed only), or email her, or just turn up on the day. The walks will leave promptly at 3pm so please arrive a little earlier. Feel free to bring your camera.



Wednesday 17th March
Want to discover "Who lives in a nestbox like this?" then this walk is for you! Come out for a stroll to the Penglais Woods, accompanied by Moira Convery, who can explain what birds are making use of the boxes, what they like to eat and what they'll be getting up to this time of year! This walk leaves the Mind building on Mill Street, promptly at 3pm and will aim to return to town at around 5pm. Please wear sturdy boots/shoes and warm, weatherproof clothing.

Monday 22nd March
Ever wondered what a mermaid keeps in her purse? Come for a stroll along Aberystwyth's North beach and help look for the Skate and Ray egg cases that we know as Mermaid's Purses. This walk is accompanied by Emily Foot from the Wildlife Trust Ceredigion, who will help us understand more about these interesting objects. This walk leaves the Mind building on Mill Street, promptly at 3pm and will aim to return to town at around 5pm. Please wear sturdy boots/shoes and warm, weatherproof clothing.

Wednesday 24th March
At first Tan y Bwlch shingle beach seems bare and devoid of vegetation, especially at the end of winter, but a closer examination reveals a wide range of hardy plants coping successfully with this: e.g. sea holly, yellow horned poppy, a peculiar form of blackthorn and many tiny annuals. This walk will be accompanied by Andy Jones from CCW, who will show us these hidden beauties, fine views of Pendinas, Allt Wen and a few snippets of history. This walk leaves the Mind building on Mill Street, promptly at 3pm and will aim to return to town at around 5pm. Please wear sturdy boots/shoes and warm, weatherproof clothing.

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