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.
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.
The Ferryside Village Forum invites you to take part in a Beach Clean on the 26th April on the so called Marsh area close to the railway line to the North of Ferryside. The public are invited to meet on the foreshore close to the yacht club or go direct to the Marsh area the other side of the railway line.
The litter pick starts at 10.00 am and should finish by about 2.00 pm. Your time will be much appreciated as there is a lot of litter to pick.
You need gloves and stout boots or wellingtons. Bags and pickers will be provided.
This event is jointly organised by Colin Butters and Dan Snaith of Keep Wales Tidy
CONTACT Mike Evans – 07904313156 for more detail.