Postponed - Wildlife Recording Day VC43, Bettws Disserth near Hundred House - 20/05/2020

An opportunity to join Radnorshire (VC43) county recorders and help record all species in the private organically managed farm. Habitats include river, woodland, wet grassland, wetland, permanent pasture with mature hedgerows, orchard and natural spring fed ponds. The River Edw is an SAC and there are 2 SSSI zones. Along with carrying out general recording of all species it's an an ideal opportunity to brush up your recording skills and knowledge in the field. Full farm description below.

When: Wednesday 20th May 2020
Time: approx. 9:30am to 3:30pm

Location: Coed Mawr Farm near Hundred House. Meet at Hundred House Car Park LD1 5RY   SO 11277 54443 at 9:30am for car sharing to site.
Grid Reference: SO1157

Cost: Free event.

Refreshments: Refreshments & lunch provided. You are welcome to bring your own too.

To attend you must book on with or 01874 610881

Event day contact: BIS mobile 07479 279 830

Farm Description

The farm is about 80acres. It has two SSSI zones and the River Edw SAC is on the lower altitude border at 250ft above sea level. The highest altitude is between 800-900ft. The buildings are at 500ft. The farm has been managed organically and with wildlife in mind for some decades now. There have been no inputs for 25 years and the farm has been under organic management for twenty years. A herd of cattle graze the fields in rotation. Habitats - unimproved grassland fields / permanent pasture, orchard, rose garden, 4 ponds fed by natural springs, mature hedgerows, semi-natural ancient woodland (about 12acres with bluebells), marshy grassland & wetland. RWT Julian Jones wrote a report many yrs ago. Jenny Farrow NRW has notes on file. 1997 visit by the BSBI (Botanical Society of the British Isles) that looked at the SSSI and 2 additional fields and these include a full species list.

Added 18/05/2020 09:49