Share your wild life pictures

Over the past few years we have worked with Rosie Carmichael,Carmarthenshire Rural Conservation officer with funding support by Natural Resources Wales,taking part in a number of exciting events to help us “see” and cherish our wonderful local environment better.
This year we want to encourage you to take pictures of the natural world and share them.In this way we can celebrate our diverse environment, stretching from the banks of the Tywi estuary through Ferryside village up to Llansaint and include dedicated farm land as well as natural wooded areas.
You can log into the West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre (WWBIC) register and record your sightings of plants, insects and animals and help everyone build up a picture of our local environment.
Alternatively you can send us your pictures with a note saying when and where you took the picture and what you think you have snapped. We will endeavour to put these onto a separate page of this site for you to enjoy.Email See Natural Resources in Ferryside
My contribution, a fungi seen growing on a fallen ash branch. I think its a Many-zoned Polypore (courtesy of Professor Google) . Taken in woods close to Ferryside on the 11th November 2016.

Exciting Theatre event for young and old In Ferryside on the 23rd January

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 On Saturday 23rd January at 1:30 pm in Ferryside Village Hall, Hall terrace  there will be a performance of Tales from the Taiga, by the Cardigan based Small World Theatre who have worked across Wales and overseas. This will be followed by a bring and share tea, so please get baking, and then there will be a discussion on what we think about the natural areas that we have around Ferryside, and how these can be safeguarded and enhanced for future generation.  While this is going on there will also be a shadow puppet workshop for children.
This wonderful tale comes from the Nanai people who live in the frozen Taiga forests of Siberia.  Magical creatures are played by puppets and there is music and story-telling. It will be fun for everyone. The play has a strong environmental theme and will be followed by shadow puppet workshop for children, and a discussion on safeguarding the natural environment around Ferryside for others, with a view to producing a map of the area’s natural resources.
The event will finish at about 4:30 pm. It is FREE, everyone is welcome, and the performance is suitable for all ages.The Forum cafe will be open selling fresh coffee, tea and juices.
What audiences have thought of ‘Tales from the Taiga’:

“Excellent! Really thought provoking and beautifully presented!”

“Fantastic, engrossing, full of surprises. I am 58 and I enjoyed it as much as the kids.”

“What an amazing time we all had! The performance was just the right length.”

“Its a wonderful show and a day that will stay with me and the children for a long time.”

The event is organised by Carmarthenshire County Council and funded by Natural Resources Wales. The event is hosted by the Ferryside Village Forum.
Cynhelir y digwyddiad hwn gan Gyngor Sir Gâr a’i hariennir gan Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru. Bydd Fforwm Pentre Glanyfferi yn westywyr y diwrnod.
Please contact Mike Evans on 01267267147 for any further details you need.






Tasty Oil at The Forum market

The Forum market opens every Saturday 10 til 1pm.
Forum member Wendy Price sent in this information about her products.
Handmade infused oils for your table and kitchen

Enhance your food and add that professional look to your kitchen with these tasty and attractive bottles of Mediterranean magic!

A range of attractive products: packed with a carefully selected mix of home-grown, freshly-picked herbs; blended with only the best oils and then finished with just the right amount of seasoning!

Healthy, wholesome and attractive too!


Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Provencal-style Pizza Oil
Rosemary and Garlic Oil
Chili Oil
Basil Oil

Also available:
Freshly made Tapenade
Freshly prepared Pesto

Help increase Bio Diversity in Ferryside

News about a green scheme supported by St Ishmael Community Council and led jointly by Ferryside Village Forum and Carmarthenshire County Council.
We are starting this fascinating and enjoyable scheme with a bat survey.

Saturday 8th August 2:00pm. Bats about Ferryside – a preliminary meeting to discuss putting up 5 bat detectors in Ferryside.  Ferryside Sports Hall in the grounds of the Old Education Centre.
Come and find out more about how bats inhabit the Ferryside environment.  
Would you like to find out if you have bats in your garden or woodlands and know what they are? Working with the Bat Conservation Trust, we will be lending out up to five bat detectors which you can borrow to put out in your garden to record bat activity and they will be collected back in on the 15 August. When analysed this will tell us about the different species of bats using the area. Bats make particular use of trees, woodlands and gardens to move through a landscape, so  we are looking for five suitable places to put detectors for a week.  This will not be a long meeting to find out who is interested and to show you how to use the detectors. Have you any suggestions? CONTACT Rosie Carmichael [ ]

Then on Saturday 22nd August 8:00pm. Bats about Ferryside – Bat Walk and Talk with Steve Lucas from the Bat Conservation Trust. Meet in the Ferryside Sports Hall in the grounds of the Old Education Centre.

 Steve Lucas, Bat Conservation Trust , will come and talk about bats and reveal the results of the survey from  the bat detectors you have put out.  You will learn about how bats are using the village and its surroundings, and the habitats that they require to maintain their populations. The talk will be followed by a walk with bat detectors so you can hear the bats. Please meet at the Sports Hall with outdoor clothing and footwear, and a torch on Saturday the 22nd August at 8 pm.. The walk will take about 90 minutes. Children very welcome!

Bats about Ferryside is set up jointly by The Bats Conservation Trust, Ferryside Village Forum and Carmarthenshire County Council. For further information contact Rosie Carmichael  Carmarthenshire County Council 01267 228727 Mon – Thurs. For local contact phone Mike Evans 07904313156.