An opportunity to join Breconshire (VC42) county recorders on a small private woodland where habitats include mixed broadleaf woodland, pasture and two ponds. Help record all wildlife and get hints and tips on IDing from the experts.
When: Thursday 24th September 2020
Time: 10:30am to 3pm
Location: Penrhiw near Newbridge on Wye. LD1 6NB.
Grid Reference: SN9958
Cost: Free event.
Refreshments: Please bring your own.
The lightly wooded Estyn brook encompasses the holding, before flowing through 8 acres of native woodland and into the river Wye, a mile downstream.
Permanent pastures are encircled by ancient hedgerows with shelterbelts linking habitat to habitat. These species rich floral meadows are allowed to flourish as no artificial fertilisers or pesticides are used on the farm.
Wildflower species thrive on the acid rich side land, in turn drawing lots of invertebrates to the emerging scrubland.
The farmstead’s traditional stone buildings are home to a variety of nesting birds including grey wagtails, wrens, swallows and house martins, whilst the woodpiles are occupied by small mammals and amphibians.