As you may have read last time, we were just embarking on fencing some of the dingles, the little wooded valleys, on our farms in the Tarell Valley. In this time we have had some good wildlife sightings, incuding kingfishers on the river, lizards in old walls, frogs under rocks and this moth. Although it may not be an amazing rare find, it was still impressive . This night flyer was brushed from its perch as we fenced and spent the rest of the day on the tractor.
As part of our fencing work we have been replacing some of the stiles on the Tarell Valley walk with kissing gates. Our most recent batch of gates has been made by Year 9 pupils from Ysgol Maesydderwen in Ystradgynlais. The students built them as part of an industry day to experience the activities of a countryside warden.
August is now looking busy for the woodlands team as we pack-up and move to the Gower to help the property team down there prepare for the building of the new Lodge at Cwm Ivy. We’ll be taking our specialist machinery to help deal with the handling of large trees. Hopefully we’ll get you some pictures, but for now, here is the Gower blog page with more on the Lodge.
And finally, to top it all off, we are making preparations to our Garden Take-away that will be appearing at this years Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons. The festival is from the 18th-22nd August. It’s all sold –out now, but if you managed to get tickets, come say hello and find out just what it is that we are serving up.
The woodland team.