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A Change of Seasons

With September comes change. Summer becomes autumn, nights become shorter and the leaves begin to wither and fall. September brings great change to Bywyd Gwyllt Glalsyn Wildlife too. Soon, the ospreys will leave us and fly south for the winter; West Africa we suppose. At least they won’t have to worry about frosty mornings and […]

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A final protection shift of the year

I slowdown as I turn through the narrow gateway and over the cattle grid. The trees draw in as the car trundles slowly down the track with the undergrowth clipping the wing mirrors and bumper. There are no sounds of calling birds, just the crackle of twigs beneath the tyres. The tarmac of the track […]

Summer Activities

This Summer we have a number of activities and events for adults and children. From bat walks to fungi foraging, we’re sure there’s something that will appeal to you. Our nature club for children, Clwb Gweilch Glaslyn, has weekly activities on Thursdays, details of which can be found in the poster below. BGGW events: (Suggested […]

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2018 Chicks Fledge

There is nothing more exciting, or nerve wrecking, than watching the first fledging of the season. From the day the eldest chick, KS3, turned 49 days old, we were afraid to take our eyes away from the nest. We needn’t have worried however. The chicks were happy to keep us waiting. Although the window for […]

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Congratulations, it’s a…

As many have correctly guessed, Mrs G and Aran have two female chicks and a male on the nest this year. At the ringing on Monday evening of this week, the two females weighed well above the 1500g maximum of the scale and the male came in at 1460g. It seems Aran’s persistent and reliable […]

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A lazy week in the sun

This warm weather is enough to make anyone feel lazy. We’re all moving that little bit slower, searching for respite in the shade at every opportunity. Similar to the young chicks resting under their ‘mumbarella’! Aran, however, isn’t so fortunate. Once again, he proved himself quite the fisherman on Sunday 17th June bringing eight fish […]

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A Week of Sun and Surprises

It has only been nineteen days since the first chick hatched but already we have seen a drastic change in all of their appearances. While they may look all cute and innocent to begin with, they soon shed their first down and enter the reptilian stage of plumage. It’s difficult to tell at this point, […]

Stirring from a night shift

The beginnings of first light starting to seep in through the drawn curtains come into my consciousness, stirring me from the last few hours tucked into the warmth of a sleeping bag. Imperceptibly, the night has been fading on the TV screen too, until the light from outside brings a realisation that dawn is on […]

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Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Thursday was full of anticipation for four of the Glaslyn team as we headed towards Rutland Water Nature Reserve. It was worth travelling all those miles for the warm welcome we received from the Rutland team at Manton Bay, as well as the cake we were served after lunch! Firstly, we were introduced to Education […]

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The Thin Green Line

Sitting in the Protection caravan with drops falling heavy on the roof and streams running down the windows, it’s easy to feel cocooned and shut in away from the unwelcoming outdoors. It’s not warm inside though, spring has yet to make itself felt too much here and the thin walls let the cold creep in […]