Wildlife Habitats Group

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The Wildlife Habitats Group is an informal group of Radnorshire Wildlife Trust (RWT) members who are interested in creating and conserving good habitats for wildlife.

Who we are?

This is a friendly group of people who are all members of Radorshire Wildlife Trust, that encourage wildlife on their own patch, however large or small.  For example a window box filled with bee-friendly flowers, or very big plot, such as a farm with traditional hay meadows. Private gardens, small holdings, community gardens, local nature reserves and farms can all have wildflower meadows, hedges of native species, ponds, new tree plantings and mature trees, and the principles of management for wildlife are similar wherever these features are found.

Wildlife Habitat Group visitWhat we do?

We have three or four events each year. These include guided visits to a wide range of managed habitats: allotments, wildlife-friendly gardens both private and public, farms, smallholdings, private nature reserves, wetlands, woodlands, and orchards. We also have occasional 'study' days. In 2013 there was a day devoted to veteran trees, with a fascinating morning seminar and an afternoon visit to parkland containing some magnificent ancient oaks. In July 2014 we had a 'Garden Insects Day', with morning presentations from County Recorders and an afternoon hunting for insects in the beautiful gardens of a country mansion.

Events are well attended and sociable. We make a point of always offering refreshments! Tea, coffee, cakes and occasionally wine give people a good opportunity to meet others with similar interests and to exchange ideas and experiences.

How we are run?

The group has two voluntary co-ordinators who plan events and keep members informed by email.  We advertise events in the RWT Newsletter but send out detailed information on place and time by email or phone.

How to join?

The only qualifications for joining the group are RWT membership plus interest and enthusiasm. To join, send an email to voluntary co-ordinator, Elsa Harflett on elsa.harflett@hotmail.com or if you don't have email, phone the RWT Office on 01597 823298 and give your details to a member of staff.

There is no membership fee and most of our events are completely free – just occasionally we need to ask for a small contribution to cover immediate costs such as refreshments or the hire of a venue.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Events are currently being arranged for 2018.