The Welsh Government launched a new nationwide scheme for towns, communities, schools, businesses, universities, public bodies and places of worship to encourage action around pollinators under the title Bee Friendly / Caru Gwenyn (http://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Wales-Action-Plan-for-Pollinators ) in September.
We would like to make Carmarthen one of the first towns in Wales to be an official ‘Bee Friendly’ town, so we are launching this new project with a special film showing and talk by Friends of the Earth bee campaigner Bleddyn Lake
If you would like to get involved with Bee Friendly Carmarthen please do join us :
7pm Wednesday, November 2nd
9 St. Peter’s Street,
The Four Goals for Bee Friendly are:
1. Food–providing pollinator-friendly food sources in your area
2. Five Star accommodation–providing places for insect pollinators to live
3. Freedom from pesticides and herbicides – committing to avoid chemicals that harm pollinators
4. Fun–involving all the community and telling people why you are helping pollinators.
The Forum has been very busy this year hosting the Market every Saturday from May to October, and they have been a great success. One of our new stallholders this summer was Goggi’s, selling Asian food, which proved to be very popular, as did the wonderful quiches and bread. We will be back in December for seasonal fun at the fabulous Christmas markets.
AGM 2016. The Ferryside Village Forum are holding their AGM on Tuesday , 11th October 2016. The meeting will be held at The White Lion meeting room at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please come along if you would like to become a member of the Forum, or a volunteer on projects, like gardening days or other exciting events. Once again this year, the Forum will be hosting numerous activities, such as walks , beach litter picks, fund raising dinners and much more. So, if you would like to join in the fun, come along to the AGM.
There is a vacancy for a cooked food stall holder at future markets. If you would like to run a stall selling hot food, such as burgers, sausages etc, then ring Lucy on 01267 267147
The Forum has also been a busy bee, converting the grounds of Calon y Fferi to a lovely place to sit and enjoy. With lots of hard work and help from students from Sir Gar, the gardens, wild flowers and raised beds are looking lovely.
A talk by Colin Russell including a practical session on recording wildlife sightings around Ferryside
Saturday 1st October, Calon Y Fferi –Main Building, 1- 3pm,
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre invites you to record your sightings of the wildlife in your area.
WWBIC maintains a database of almost 2 million species records for West Wales which are used by many public bodies to inform decisions which might affect wildlife. Of the 1,846 species records we hold within 1km of Ferryside we have many plant and bird records, but only one mollusc, one reptile record and none for amphibians. That means we have no records of any frogs or toads near Ferryside!
Following a short introduction, we will take a walk outdoors and record some common species we see, then return to put these records into a system that anyone can access online. You will need only a notebook and pen and clothing suitable for the weather.