Prior's Wood and Meadow

Swansea

Prior's Wood and Meadow

Protected/Cultivated HabitatPublic Forest/Natural AreaSignificant HabitatNative Forests/PlantsWetlandsInsect Watching SiteBird and Wildlife Watching

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Prior’s Wood and Meadow is a broad-leaved wet woodland with a small, but interesting meadow area beautiful in Spring and Summer with its wonderful orchids and other wildflowers. The meadow also contains a great variety of grasses and sedges, and more than 100 vascular plants have been recorded.
The woodland consists of Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Ash, Alder, Birch, Sessile Oak, Yew, Elm and Small-leaved lime. Woodland shrubs include Eared Willow, Creeping Willow and Alder Buckthorn and ground floor include many ferns, mosses including Royal Fern, liverworts and lichens.
Meadow plants include Yellow-rattle, Ragged- Robin, Devils-Bit Scabious and the rarer, Whorle Caraway. A lovely sight with them all in flower!

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.

01656 724100

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