Category Archives: Wildflowers and wildlife

Wildlife in West Wales is soon to spring up!

It has been a chilly February so far but with Spring on the horizon, it has turned my thoughts to what we have to look forward to. Here is a collection of just some of the wildlife we can expect … Continue reading

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Don’t miss it! Pembrokeshire wildlife stars in tonight’s BBC Springwatch!

Charting the fortune of Pembrokeshire’s beautiful wildlife, Springwatch at Easter at 9pm on BBC2 tonight promises an enthralling hour-long episode based on the world-famous plants and animals around our coast. The programme will be coming from Stackpole and will feature some of … Continue reading

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The Welsh Poppy

Welsh Poppy Meconopsis Cambrica is the County flower of Merioneth (Merionnydd). The bushy plants of the Welsh poppy produce a thick clump of pretty, lacy foliage which is attractive in itself, even before the fragile, dancing flower heads begin to … Continue reading

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County Flowers of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire

During the year of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, a conservation charity, Plantlife International asked people of the UK to vote for a flower which they thought would best represent their county.  Two years later, each of the old counties of … Continue reading

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Red Campion: wildflower of the West Wales hedgebanks

One of the most attractive features of West Wales is the network of lanes edged by high banks which support a wide variety of wild flowers. In recent years it has been a matter of policy on the part of … Continue reading

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Dowrog Common, St Davids

Dowrog Common is a large lowland heath 3km north east of St Davids with a wealth of wildflowers, birds and insects.   It is traversed by a narrow lane (not many passing places so you need to be good at … Continue reading

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The Oystercatcher: a wading bird to see in West Wales

The Oystercatcher is the wading bird which you’re most likely to see on our West Wales coast – particularly around the mouth of estuaries such as the Teifi, Tywi and Dyfi. The birds form huge flocks in winter and smaller … Continue reading

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Out of Season – A Special Time in West Wales

A visit to West Wales has special attractions at different times of year. Out of season – in the autumn, winter and spring – many of them are connected with nature. Out of season Wales Does it rain all the time? Does it blow … Continue reading

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The Laburnum Mystery

A distinctive feature of the West Wales countryside in May and June, the many field hedges planted with Laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides) are a joy to behold.  The long yellow flower bunches are incredibly bright and the tree is often referred … Continue reading

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Bluebell Time

  The beautiful woods, valleys and shores of West Wales are carpeted in Bluebells at this time of year.  Here are some great places to walk and see this year’s magical displays. Visit The National Trust Stackpole Estate in Pembrokeshire … Continue reading

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