Gnoll Park Neath Wildflower Planters - Neath Port Talbot
Contract from NPT to establish diverse hotspots of native wildflowers to attract pollinatotrs and other invertebrates; 48 species were planted during 2020 princpally native perennial species of local provenance.
Even after a few months the plants have really become established.
Shrill Carder Bee Survey in Kenfig & Neath Port Talbot - Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
Contract from National Resources Wales to provide information on the distribution and habitat preferences of the Shrill Carder Bee within Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.
Worker Shrill Carder Bee on Red Bartsia at Margam Moors SSSI
Pontneddfechan Gunpowder Works Green Roof - Brecon Beacons National ParkFind Out More
Contract from Brecon Beacons NP Authority for a novel green roof made entirely of locally sourced woodland mosses follwing the restoration of the historic gunpowder works on the Afon Mellte above Pontneddfechan.
Moss roof newly installed on the Gunpowder Works Magazine House
Penclawdd Car Park Wildflower Corridor - Penclawdd
Contract from Swansea Council to create a wildlife corridor in Penaclawdd; 60 native species with local provenance, were planted during 2020 with the purpose of establishing a wildlife corridor and botanical display of native plants found on the Gower peninsula.
One year on after the native wilflower plug planting
Craig Gwladys Country Park Green Roof - Neath Port Talbot
Contract from NPT to establish a diverse green roof using mostly perennial native species of local provenance; 40 species were planted during 2020 with the purpose of establishing a wildlife hotspot for pollinators.
Native wildflower plug planting
Swansea Civic Centre Dune Enrichment - Swansea
Contract from Swansea Council in 2020 to establish a species-rich assemblage of native dune flora along the coastal strip including a newly established dunes. Species planted are known to support an important assemblage of associated invertebrates and the Nationally Rare Sea Stock was a key species introduced to increase connectivity within the local population.
Richard planting a section with Restharrow plugs.
Hirwaun Marsh Fritllary Habitat Restoration - Hirwaun
Contract from Butterfly Conservation in 2020 to supply and plant 5,000 Devil’s-bit Scabious (DBS) plug plants on land at Hirwaun. Part of the ongoing project to strengthen the resilience of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, by restoring habitats and increasing connectivity within the area.
Planting 5,000 Devil's-bit Scabious in the rain at Hirwaun for Butterfly Conservation
Habitat mapping - Carmarthenshire & Neath Port Talbot
Habitat surveys and assessments are a key service we provide, employing a wide range of survey methods and GIS mapping outputs.
Example of a mapping survey using Phase I habitat categories and coding
Swansea Bay Campus Dune Enrichment - Swansea
Contract from St Modwen in 2019 to establish a species-rich assemblage of native dune flora on a new sea defence, using species known to support an important assemblage of associated invertebrates. The Nationally Rare Sea Stock was a key species introduced to increase connectivity within the local population.
Successful establishment of swathes of Kidney Vetch.
Llanwern Newport Water Vole Mitigation - Newport
Contract by St Modwen to provide habitat enrichment for Water Voles, contributing towards the Welsh Government’s targets for supporting ecosystems resilience outlined in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015) and the Environment (Wales) Act (2016).
Ellen and Nancy planting some of the thousands of Reed Sweet Grass plugs
Swansea Environment Centre Green Roof & Green Wall - Swansea
Contract from Swansea Council in 2020 to establish a diverse mix of drought tolerant native plants on the Environment Centre green roof and stainless steel units of the green wall. Over 42 species were introduced the aim of those seleted to provide a wide range of nature conservation benefits.
Over 40 different native wildflowers were planted on the roof.
South Gower Cotoneaster Control - Gower
Contracts by PlantLife and The National Trust to carry out coincidence mapping of invasive scrub and rare plants along the cliffs of South Gower, the purpose being to direct the systematic control of highly invasive Cotoneaster species.
Native Juniper encroached by Wall Cotoneaster (West Cliff)