Friday, 18 May 2012

Wild walk and litter pick- Ponthafren and the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Three wildlife enthusiasts and litter haters, and a dog, joined Mel Chandler from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust and Sue from Keep Wales Tidy on a litter pick from Ponthafren to the Penarth Pwll Nature Reserve on Thursday 17th May.

Here are the litter pickers at the start of the walk, which produced 4 bags of assorted rubbish.


Tree identification was an interesting part of the walk. Would you know a whitebeam if you saw it?


At the Nature Reserve, the group did a spot of bird watching, advised by Gareth, an ornithologist, who turned up at just the right moment to answer our questions.
A delight, as always, were the sand martins nesting in the bank and swooping over the lake in large numbers. You can just spot two blurry shapes here if you look hard!


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