A big thank-you to Blaenau Gwent CBC for organising and paying for the main path from Winchestown to Beaufort to be cleared of vegetation and to Dan Burrows for doing a very tidy job. It’s made a huge difference - Please click on photo.
BIRD SURVEY 26th MARCH
The last of our winter visitors are still here – Four Teal on Machine Pond and at least ten Snipe on the bog behind Horsetail Pond.
Only one Mute Swan around this morning – will a pair nest again this year?
The Next volunteer maintenance days are Saturday 7 April and Saturday 5 May. Meet at the Beaufort garages at 10.30 – all are welcome.
Open Day Saturday 16th June from 11.00 – 15.00 hrs
The Friends of Parc Nant-y-Waun will be holding their annual open day from 11.00 to 15.00 at the picnic area
Come and learn about the Parc and its wildlife.
For full details of the event, please click on the poster
MONDAY 16th JULY 2018 - COMMUNITY GREEN FLAG AWARD
Parc Nant-y-Waun has been awarded the Community Green Flag for the SIXTH consecutive year.
To find out more about this prestigious award, please click on the flag.
AUGUST 2018 - STEVE AMBLER & SONS
The Friends of Parc Nant-y-Waun are delighted to announce that Steve Ambler & Sons will be supporting us in the maintenance of the Parc. They will be undertaking path-clearing and, later in the autumn, tree management. This will improve the appearance of the Parc and benefit the trees and wildlife.
To find out more about Steve Ambler & Sons, please visit their website by clicking on the following link.
NOVEMBER 2018 - BIRD SURVEY BY NICHOLAS BESWICK
Winter is almost with us and our bird survey last Sunday found some of our first arrivals on Machine Pond: Wigeon, Teal, a group of five Goosander and, most unusually here, two Gadwall. Snipe are active in the muddy areas. If we are very lucky the Snipe's little brother, Jack Snipe might drop in!
Machine Pond is looking lovely with the new platforms built by our fishing club - great work!