Friday 4th October – Annual Litter Pick, Snowdon
There have been a number of litter picking events held on Snowdon over the last three months and this event is set to see the most comprehensive clean up on Snowdon to date. With ongoing support from the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the group will travel on the 8am train to the summit, the group will then divide into groups lead by qualified voluntary Mountain Leaders and SNPA Wardens and clear litter from around the summit and all of the main paths on the mountain. Each group will then return back to Llanberis on the Sherpa Bus service. Seats on the train are limited so book early and a basic level of fitness is required for this workday.
Monday 7th October - Ty Hyll Wildlife Pond Management Day
The day will focus on what we need to be doing to manage our woodland pond throughout the year, and how to do it. Helping us with their expertise will be Rosie Barratt and Anna Williams, from the North Wales Wildlife Garden Project. We will be recording all the flora and fauna found, to contribute to the records collected at the BioBlitz the following weekend. Please contact Margaret Thomas for details of this day: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 10th October – Scrub clearance, Cors Bodgynedd
We will be clearing scrub to continue supporting the work of the North Wales Wildlife trust who manage this upland bog reserve which is a mosaic of open water streams, wetland, acidic grassland and heathland. The site is good habitat for nightjars and by clearing unwanted species of shrubs and trees, the composition of species can be optimised for this special habitat. You may have guessed, that wellies are a must for this workday!
Friday 11th& Saturday 12th October – Bioblitz, Ty Hyll
Tŷ Hyll Woodland BioBlitz, will be taking place over two days when a variety of local experts will join us to help identify as many woodland plants, fungi, small mammals, moths, bats, birds, and insects as possible. As well as providing a great day out and lots of information for those taking part the records will contribute to the wider picture and understanding of wildlife in our neck of the woods as we submit our records to COFNOD, the North Wales Environmental Information Service. It would be lovely to share this with as many of you as possible – so put the dates in your diary – NOW!
Transport will be available for students on Saturday 12th, please contact Mary-Kate for more information.
Saturday will involve identifying plants, invertebrates and moths - no experience necessary come and talk to local experts and improve your skills.
If enough people show an interest in coming along on the Friday (or just for Friday evening) we will put transport on for that day too.
Friday will include mammals, birds, fungi, lower plants, bats and moths.
Wednesday 23rd October - Footpath maintenance, Snowdon
As the paths on Snowdon become quieter following another busy summer season, our work maintaining these footpaths begins again. Our work will concentrate on improving all aspects of drainage including clearing culverts, cross-drains, side drains and removing loose debris from the path itself.