TBC Winged Jewels at Red House Nature Reserve VC47, near Newtown - 08/08/2020

An exploration of butterflies, bees and dragonflies.  Join us for a walk from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust's Dolforwyn Woods, along the Montgomery Canal to Red House Nature Reserve and back, looking for winged jewels along the way. Flying insects need good weather, so this event may be cancelled in the event if the weather is poor - please check the MWT website before you leave!

When: Saturday 8th August 2020

Times: tbc 12pm to 4pm

Location: Meet at Dolforwyn Woods SY15 6JG for event walk to Red House Nature Reserve, SY15 6NB, both Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust (MWT) Nature Reserves, near Abermule.

Grid Reference: Meet at Dolforwyn Woods SO158957 for event walk to Red House SO170968

Cost: Free event in association with MWT.

Refreshments: Please bring your own.

To attend please book on with or 01874 610881

Event day contact: BIS mobile 07479 279 830

Site Description

Red House - A large wet meadow, a reed swamp, a pool and a wet woodland make up most of this riverside reserve - but why is it so wet? Because the river floods, there is an endless water supply running off the hills and the Montgomery Canal contributes too! The wet areas are what make this reserve important; one particularly significant plant is the weirdly attractive Sweet Flag, found here in abundance. Over 150 varieties of wetland plants have been listed at Red House including Bulrush, bur reed, Canary Grass and Yellow Flag.

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