Gnoll Park Neath Wildflower Planters

Even after a few months the plants have really become established

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

Shrill Carder Bee Survey in Kenfig & Neath Port Talbot

Worker Shrill Carder Bee on Red Bartsia at Margam Moors SSSI

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

Pontneddfechan Gunpowder Works Green Roof

Moss roof newly installed on the Gunpowder Works Magazine House

Brecon Beacons National Park

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 (LINK https://www.breconbeacons.org/things-to-do/attractions/heritage/industrial-and-rural/gunpowder-works)

Penclawdd Car Park Wildflower Corridor

One year on after the native wilflower plug planting

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.

Craig Gwladys Country Park Green Roof

Native wildflower plug planting

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.

Swansea Civic Centre Dune Enrichment

Richard planting a section with Restharrow plugs

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.

Hirwaun Marsh Fritllary Habitat Restoration

Planting 5,000 Devil's-bit Scabious in the rain at Hirwaun for Butterfly Conservation

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.

Habitat mapping

Example of a mapping survey using Phase I habitat categories and coding

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.

Swansea Bay Campus Dune Enrichment

Successful establishment of swathes of Kidney Vetch

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.

Llanwern Newport Water Vole Mitigation

Ellen and Nancy planting some of the thousands of Reed Sweet Grass plugs

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).

Swansea Environment Centre Green Roof & Green Wall

over 40 different native wildflowers were planted on the roof

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.

South Gower Cotoneaster control

Native Juniper encroached by Wall Cotoneaster (West Cliff)

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.