Wildlife

Wildlife in the county of Pembrokeshire; envrionmental issues

Make more Meadows with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust is looking for help from the public to create more habitats for pollinators. The aim is to raise £10,000 to help protect and restore the existing meadows in the National Park, and to work with landowners to create new ones. During the last 75 years the UK has lost […]

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resting llamas

Trekking with Llamas, Pembrokeshire Style.

When we came across a piece in the local paper about Matt and Alexandria and their Llamas we immediately asked them to tell us more. Well here it is. Sounds delightful! We are hoping to hear more from them soon. Pembrokeshire Llamas is a small llama farm run by Matt & Alexandria Yorke. It is […]

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the evening closed with a spectacular sunset

Shearwater Week on Skomer Island.

PART 2 – A GLIMPSE OF ISLAND LIFE VIEW FROM THE PUBLIC HIDE TOWARDS THE FARM ACCOMMODATION Welcome to Part 2 of my account of a recent stay that I enjoyed on Skomer Island. I was assisting with the annual Shearwater Week, an opportunity for the general public to stay on the island for a […]

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common dolphins on a previous trip

Dolphins – up close and personal.

WITH FFION OF FALCON BOATS AND MSC STUDENT, BEA ON A DOLPHIN SURVEY TRIP I was delighted to receive a suggestion last summer from Suzanne Ashworth of Pembrokeshire Online that I go to St Davids to meet and interview a 25 year old Spanish M.Sc. student, Beatriz Tintore, who was going out with ‘Falcon Boats’ […]

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north valley , skomer - home of short-eared owls and shearwaters

Shearwater Week on Skomer Island.

PART 1 – THE MANX SHEARWATER NORTH VALLEY, SKOMER – HOME OF SHORT EARED OWLS AND SHEARWATERS Spending time close up with a beautiful and iconic species on a beautiful and iconic island – what could be better? Not much in my book! The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales holds a Shearwater Week […]

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Sea trust, Goodwick

The Sea Trust: A New Vision.

The  Sea Trust was set up in Goodwick in 2013 by conservationist Cliff Barnes,  as the marine section of the Wildlife Trust. It’s three main projects currently  include the People’s Porpoise photo-ID, projectOcean Guardians, and Ffoto Fins & Flippers. They also carry out ferry and Land Based surveys using mainly trained volunteers. The six main […]

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a blue-tailed damselfly (witha photobombing small bug!)

A Walk on the Wild Side.

LLANGLOFFAN FEN NNR. One evening last week I was to be found lying flat-out in a bog, oblivious to everything but the small iridescent blue damselfly clinging to a wind-blown grass stem a metre in front of my lens. Patience was required as the breeze that had got up as the sun hid briefly behind […]

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Skomer-Puffin

A Trip to Skomer Island.

To see the puffins with Rachel Mullet of Pembrokeshire Moments. Skomer Island is my most favourite place to be in the summer months when the puffins come back to breed. They arrive sometime in April and leave from mid July onwards. Outside of these times there’s still a lot to see on the island with […]

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Skokholm-Bird-Observatory

Pembrokeshire Moments’ Rachel visits Skokholm.

This holiday was a pilgrimage for me as my father was on Skokholm Island when war was declared. As a lad he regularly went over to help Ronald Lockley who farmed the island so I couldn’t wait to see where he’d spent so much of his time. Ronald was the first person to record the […]

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The People's Orchard

Apples and Bees.

The People’s Orchard. I am probably revealing my ignorance here, but until I met Nia Siggins and Sophie Jenkins from the Big Lottery Funded People’s Orchard, I had no idea that there are solitary bees. What’s more they are better pollinators than the bees that live in colonies, because they are messy. They dive in, get […]

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