Gelli Hir - Wildlife Trust Reserve

Swansea

Gelli Hir - Wildlife Trust Reserve

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Gelli Hir wood
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The reserve varies from wet Oak/Birch woodland in the south and east to drier Ash/Elm woodland in the north and west. There are a variety of habitats including open rides, streams and a pond. There is a large and varied population of birds, with records of breeding Buzzard, Tawny Owl and Sparrowhawk in the woodland, and Mallard, Coot and Teal around the pond, which can be observed from the discreet bird hide. The fallen timber and rotting stumps are ideal in supporting an abundance of lower plants and invertebrates. Moths and Butterflies are well represented, including species such as Comma, Silver-washed Fritillary and Holly Blue.

Further Information
There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man & Alderney; they work for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is fourth largest in the UK, covering from Cardiff and Caerphilly in the east to Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire in the west, and include four of the west Wales islands amongst the 90 or so nature reserves.

Training and Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteers are an integral part of the structure and running of the Trust. Volunteers take part in activities within the Trust contributing skills, talents, experience and time, which often expand the skills-base of the Trust. They also help to contain costs, raise funds and help raise awareness with people through the local groups.
Volunteers can be any age and can be experienced or inexperienced. Whether you are looking for training and experience to pursue a career in conservation, looking to keep fit and meet new people in your spare time, or looking for a new challenge following retirement or during a career break, the Trust can offer you a range of opportunities!

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