See below for details of forthcoming events...

Events Diary


JUNE

Do something wild on every day of June
30 DAYS WILD running throughout the month


JULY

Friday 1st

Reserve Work Party: Bracken Bashing at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Control of bracken and rolling on area 7. Meet at the top of Weavers Road. SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098). Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Saturday 2nd

WALK: Dragonflies, butterflies and Dayflying moths. The Mountain Centre (National Park Visitors Centre), nr. Libanus. Learn how to identify these beautiful flying insects with a walk around the common visiting streams and pools with local dragonfly expert Keith Noble. Short walk on uneven and wet ground, —stout footwear required. Camera & binoculars will be useful. All welcome, suitable for families with older children, no dogs please. £5 per adult. Meet at pay & display car park £2.50 for the day. Car share 1ml to pools. Facilities & Tea rooms (9.30-5pm) at NPVC. Contact Steph Coates for more information on 01874 625708.

Saturday 9th

WALK/LEARNING: Finding and recording Reptiles. Contact for joining instructions

An informal training day and walk in north Brecknock. Learn some tips for spotting reptiles and how you can help record these elusive creatures. Join Brecknock and Radnorshire Amphibian and Reptile Group. We will be visiting a nature reserve and further afield if time and conditions allow. Bring sturdy footwear, midge repellent and lunch. Binoculars and camera useful. Contact before 8th July Steph Coates for joining instructions and more information on 01874 625708

Wednesday 13th

LEARNING: Botany Visit to Vicarage Meadows near Llanwrtyd Wells.

BSBI & BWT Members event. Learn from experienced botanists by joining this field meeting of the Botanical Society of the British Isles at Vicarage Meadows the prime site for Vicia orobus and Pseudorchis albida in South Wales. We'll also be looking out for reptiles and other wildlife if the weather is favourable! Bring sturdy footwear, midge repellent and lunch. Apx start time 11am. Contact Steph Coates for joining instructions and more information on 01874 625708

Tuesday 12th

Reserve Work Party: Bracken Bashing at Allt Rhongyr Nature Reserve. Cutting bracken on this hill top wildflower site with far reaching views. Meet at site gate in Penwyllt, SA9 1GE (Grid ref SN 852 156). Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Friday 15th

Reserve Work Party: Bracken Bashing at Allt Rhongyr Nature Reserve. Cutting bracken on this hill top wildflower site with far reaching views. Meet at site gate in Penwyllt, SA9 1GE (Grid ref SN 852 156). Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 19th

Reserve Work Party: Bracken bashing at BWT Cae Eglwys Nature Reserve, near Sarnau, Brecon. Burn off some energy cutting down bracken to help benefit the wide range of wildflowers on this delightful meadow. Meet on site, LD3 9PR (Grid ref SO 025 333). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Friday 22nd

WALK: The Big Butterfly Walk Join us on a guided walk, spotting and recording butterflies at Wern Plemys Nature Reserve as part of Butterfly Conservation’s annual Big Butterfly Count. Approx 3 miles. Meeting Place: Diamond Park car park in Ystradgynlais, SA9 1ES. Booking is essential. Free transport from Ystradgynlais town can be provided. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, including good sturdy footwear and bring a bottle of water. Start 10.30am. Finish approx. 1pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Saturday 23rd

LEARNING: Grassland Survey at Coed Dyfodol Sarnau. Contact for joining instructions

Help us to do a monitoring survey for the Woodland Trust on two small meadows in their woodland near Brecon. Learn typical grassland plants and how to monitor habitats using quadrats. Beginners and more experienced botanists and scribes all welcome. Involves lots of bending/kneeling to look at plants!. Meet at BBNPA HQ Car park 9.45 am for car share and short walk to site (no facilities). Contact Steph Coates if coming. Bring lunch, all weather gear, sun & midge protection etc.


AUGUST

Friday 5th

Reserve Work Party: Bracken Bashing at Allt Rhongyr Nature Reserve. Cutting bracken on this hill top wildflower site with far reaching views. Day also to include fixed point and quadrat survey. Meet at site gate in Penwyllt, SA9 1GE (Grid ref SN 852 156). Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 9th

Reserve Work Party: Hay cut and rake at BWT Cae Eglwys Nature Reserve, near Sarnau, Brecon. Cutting and raking on part of the site to help keep the sward open, benefitting the wide range of wildflowers on this delightful meadow. Meet on site, LD3 9PR (Grid ref SO 025 333). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Saturday 13th

EVENT: Go Wild Family Fun Day. Join us at Cae Lynden Nature Reserve for a fun filled family day with wildlife activities, stalls, face painting, guided walks, arts and crafts and more! 11-3pm. Located off Lynden road, Gurnos, SA9 1DW. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 16th

Reserve Work Party: Bracken Bashing at Allt Rhongyr Nature Reserve. Cutting bracken on this hill top wildflower site with far reaching views. Meet at site gate in Penwyllt, SA9 1GE (Grid ref SN 852 156). Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Wednesday 17th

WALK: Brecon Bat Walk With Brecknock Bat Group. Learn about bat ecology, watch their behaviour and hear echo-location calls using bat detectors. Bring a torch and wear insect repellent. This is a family friendly event suitable for everyone over the age of 5 years. Will not go ahead if constant rain. Meet on the promenade where the rivers Honddu and Usk meet, next to Kensington car park LD3 9AN SO 042 287. Contact Steph Coates for more information on 01874 625708. £5 per adult payable on the night. 8.30-10pm

Friday 19th

Reserve Work Party: TBC

Friday 26th

WALK: If you go down to the woods today... A family guided walk, suitable for families with young children, at Craig-y-nos Country Park, exploring the woodland and river wildlife along the way. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy alongside the river or at the picnic area, followed by some river dipping for mini beasts other woodland activities. Please wear sturdy footwear/boots and bring your favourite teddy! Meeting place: Craig-y-nos County Park car park (tariffs may apply) SA9 1GL. Toilets and café on site. Booking is essential. Free transport from Ystradgynlais town can be provided. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, including good sturdy footwear and bring a bottle of water. Start 10.30am. Finish approx. 2pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 30th

Reserve Work Party: Hay cut at BWT Vicarage Meadows Nature Reserve, near Abergwesyn. A few volunteers needed to help cut the hay at this nationally important wildflower meadow. Meet on site, LD5 4TP (Grid ref SN 850 526). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.


SEPTEMBER

Friday 2nd

Reserve Work Party: Marsh Fritillary Survey at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Marsh Fritillary habitat and larval web monitoring: Learn a simple habitat survey technique that helps us to monitor our sites. Participants will get training from BWT and Butterfly Conservation staff and will take part in the survey work. Meet on Weaver's Road, SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098). Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 13th

Reserve Work Party: Hay cut and rake at BWT Vicarage Meadows and Cae Pwll y Bo Nature Reserves, near Abergwesyn. Help us finish cutting and raking the hay to keep these two nationally important wildflower meadows at their best. Meet at Vicarage Meadows, LD5 4TP (Grid ref SN 850 526). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Friday 16th

Nature Reserve Work Day: Tree Felling at Wern Plemys Nature Reserve. Work on meadow 3 for marsh fritillaries, open up corridor and clear willow. Meet at layby near SA9 1PT and walk to site via cycle route on Neath Road SN79070925. Wear appropriate clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 27th

Reserve Work Party/ LEARNING: Marsh fritillary larval web survey at BWT Vicarage Meadows Nature Reserve, near Abergwesyn. Breeding marsh fritillary butterflies were rediscovered here last year. Come and help us look for evidence of them breeding again this year. Meet on site, LD5 4TP (Grid ref SN 850 526). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Tuesday 27th

WALK: Woodland Fungi A guided walk in the Cwmgiedd Forest, taking in the areas fungi and river life along this woodland walk. Meeting Place: Well-being Centre. Booking is essential. Free transport from Ystradgynlais town can be provided. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, including good sturdy footwear and bring a bottle of water. Start 10.30am. Finish approx. 2pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.


OCTOBER

Friday 7th

Reserve Work Party: Pond Clearance at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Pond clearance to improve habitat for amphibian and reptile species. In partnership with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC). Meet at the top of Weavers Road. SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098). Wear warm clothing, strong footwear/wellingtons, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 11th

Reserve Work Party: Hay cut and rake at BWT The Byddwn, Pen y Waun and Trewalkin Meadow Nature Reserves, around Brecon. We will be cutting and raking the hay at these three small meadow sites to benefit the wildflowers and other wildlife they support. Meet by the road near The Byddwn, LD3 7SU (Grid ref SO 087 277). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Sunday 16th

Apple Tasting & Pick Your Own

Come and visit this collection of local and rare apple varieties set up and cared for by the Marcher Apple Network. A leisurely tour of the orchard tasting apples and learning about the history, ecology and care of the trees. Bring your own pen knife and plastic bags for taking some home. (£1 / small carrier bag, £3 per bag for life. Contact Steph Coates for more information on 01874 625708.

Friday 21st

Reserve Work Party: Creating Corridors for Marsh Fritillary at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Creating corridors for Marsh Fritillaries (outside area 8 (Tip)). Meet at the top of Weavers Road. SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098). Wear warm clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Friday 28th

EVENT:Wildlife Spooktacular with Brecknock Museum and Art Galleries.10am -4pm. Brecon Library Art and Craft fun and bat-related half term indoor activities for children!

Saturday 29th

EVENT:Fungus Foray. An afternoon walk in a woodland in the Brecon area with mycologist David Mitchel. Contact Steph Coates for more information on 01874 625708.

Sunday 30th

EVENT: Wild About Gardens. Join us and learn about how you can make your garden a little wilder and more attractive to all sorts of wonderful wildlife. Suitable for all ages. 2-4pm. Followed by WALK: Guided Bat Walk. at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve, where we hope to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creature, and hear their calls on our bat detectors too! Bring a torch and warm clothing. 4-7pm. More details TBC. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.


NOVEMBER

Tuesday 1st

Reserve Work Party: Coppicing at BWT Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve, near Talgarth. Learn the traditional practice of coppicing in this wonderful ancient woodland, to benefit dormice and other woodland wildlife. Meet at the main site entrance, LD3 0DU (Grid ref SO 162 328). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Friday 4th

Reserve Work Party: Creating Corridors for Marsh Fritillary at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Creating corridors for Marsh Fritillaries (outside area 8 (Tip)). Meet at the top of Weavers Road. SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098). Wear warm clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Friday 18th

Reserve Work Party: Invasive Species Clearance at Cae Lynden Nature Reserve. Tree thinning for Marsh Fritillaries and clearance of invasive Laurel in the woodland. Meet at the top of Lynden Road, Gurnos, SA9 1DW. Wear warm clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 22nd

Reserve Work Party: Coppicing at BWT Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve, near Talgarth. Learn the traditional practice of coppicing in this wonderful ancient woodland, to benefit dormice and other woodland wildlife. Meet at the main site entrance, LD3 0DU (Grid ref SO 162 328). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.


DECEMBER

Friday 2nd

Reserve Work Party: Scrub and Tree Clearance at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Clearing scrub and tree thinning from important marsh fritillary site. Meet at Weavers Road. SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098). Wear warm clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.

Tuesday 6th

Reserve Work Party: Hedgelaying at BWT Cae Pwll y Bo Nature Reserve, near Abergwesyn. Learn the traditional practice of hedgelaying at this quiet riverside meadow. Meet on site, LD5 4TW (Grid ref SN 854 512). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Tuesday 13th

Reserve Work Party: Hedgelaying at BWT Cae Pwll y Bo Nature Reserve, near Abergwesyn. Learn the traditional practice of hedgelaying at this quiet riverside meadow. Meet on site, LD5 4TW (Grid ref SN 854 512). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Friday 16th

Reserve Work Party: Scrub Clearance at Ystradfawr Nature Reserve. Scrub clearance for marsh fritillary butterflies. To include mince pies and mulled drinks by the camp fire. Meet at the top of Weavers Road. SA9 1PQ (Grid ref: SN 791 098) to work by Coed Cae Mawr (above cycle track). Area 7. Wear warm clothing, strong footwear, bring a drink and lunch. Tea/coffee provided. 10.15am - 3pm. Contact Anna Guzzo for more info on 01639 844273. "Wild Communities" project.


2017 JANUARY

Tuesday 10th

Reserve Work Party: Hedgelaying at BWT Cae Pwll y Bo Nature Reserve, near Abergwesyn. Learn the traditional practice of hedgelaying at this quiet riverside meadow. Meet on site, LD5 4TW (Grid ref SN 854 512). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Tuesday 31st

Reserve Work Party: Coppicing at BWT Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve, near Talgarth. Learn the traditional practice of coppicing in this wonderful ancient woodland, to benefit dormice and other woodland wildlife. Meet at the main site entrance, LD3 0DU (Grid ref SO 162 328). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.


FEBRUARY

Tuesday 21st

Reserve Work Party: Hedgelaying at BWT Cae Pwll y Bo Nature Reserve, near Abergwesyn. Learn the traditional practice of hedgelaying at this quiet riverside meadow. Meet on site, LD5 4TW (Grid ref SN 854 512). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.


MARCH

Tuesday 14th

Reserve Work Party: Access improvement works at BWT Coed Dyrysiog Nature Reserve, near Aberyscir. Come and help improve the circular path in this lovely ancient wooded common. Meet on site, LD3 9LS (Grid ref SN 980 310). 10.15am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sutton for more information on 01874 625708.

Further information
All events listed are open to all and are free unless otherwise stated.

Listed events are colour coded depending on what kind of an event it is as follows:


Lectures, Walks & Learning Events

Kids & Watch Club

Reserve Work Party

Special Interest Group




The following support the running of some of these Trust events: