Wildlife Recording Day VC42, Newbridge on Wye - 24/09/2020

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.

To attend you must book on with or 07479 279 830
Event day contact: BIS mobile 07479 279 830

Site Description
Penrhiw farm is a 40 acre small holding set in the upper Wye valley. Protection of habitat is at the heart of everything we do. Gentle management of the land has allowed a range of native species to find sanctuary on the farm and the hope is to provide refuge for plants and animals who are struggling to survive.

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.

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