Local Wildlife Sites Landowners Day: 3 February 2019

Gwent WIldlife TrustAll MMG members are invited to Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Local Wildlife Site Landowner Morning on Sunday 3rd February 2019, from 9.30am to 1pm.

This will be a  morning of talks and informal wildlife discussion at Llanishen Village Hall, Monmouthshire (directions below).

There is a great line-up of speakers on a wide range of interesting topics (see the programme below).

If you would like to attend please let Gwent Wildlife Trust know as soon as possible so they can make sure they have ordered enough cake!

Contact: Andy Karran – e-mail akarran@gwentwildlife.org or 01600 740600

It looks like being an interesting and inspiring morning.


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9.30  -10.00 am: Arrival and tea/coffee

10.00 am: Welcome/Introduction by Andy Karran, GWT Wildlife Sites Officer.  Andy will give a brief talk about the current Local Wildlife Site work and our plans for the future.

10.10 am: Kingfishers, Jeff Chard.  Local Kingfisher & Otter Enthusiast Jeff will tell us about his time spent studying local Kingfishers and particularly the experiences and encounters, some very close indeed, he has had with them whilst also studying Otters on The Usk.

10:50 am:  Lower Wye Catchments Project, Chris Radford, Wye Valley AONB Project Officer. Chris will be telling us about his project, that will alleviate flooding and invasive plant problems in the Lower Wye through natural habitat management processes by working with landowners.

11.20 am: Tea n’ Cake Break.  An informal chance to pose your questions to our speakers and Wildlife Trust staff, and meet with other Local Wildlife Site owners, while enjoying refreshments.

11:50 am: Welsh Beaver Project, Alicia Leow-Dyke, Wildlife Trust Wales Project Officer.  Alicia will be talking about the exciting, ongoing work exploring the possibilities of reintroducing the Beaver to the Welsh countryside.

12.20 pm: Robin Smith, Wildlife Cameraman. Robin lives locally in the Wye Valley but has filmed wildlife all around the world on numerous high profile natural history programmes. He will tell us a bit about what this involves, which should prove to be a fascinating insight from the other side of the lens.

13.00 pm(ish) Home time!


Llanishen Village Hall, Church Road East, Llanishen, Monmouthshire, NP16 6QE

Llanishen Village Hall is situated on Church Road East in the village of Llanishen, in the county of Monmouthshire, just off the B4293 between Monmouth and Chepstow (see map below).