Broad Pool and Bog - Wildlife Trust Reserve


Broad Pool and Bog - Wildlife Trust Reserve

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Broad Pool is known to have been in existence in 1645. It is a large body of freshwater lying in a shallow basin on the limestone plateau beneath Cefn Bryn, and is one of the most conspicuous and best known features of central Gower. As there are grazing rights over the Common, cows and ponies are often seen drinking in the Pool.
The Pool contains a rich assemblage of aquatic plants, supports a varied aquatic invertebrate fauna including Water Stick Insect and Water Scorpion, and fourteen species of dragonflies, and is a locally important breeding site for amphibians.
The Reserve is visited by a wide range of waterfowl and wetland birds including Heron, Snipe, and Little Grebe.

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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