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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 […]

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Sun rising on a new osprey season

As the sun rises at the end of a long winter, a last flourish of the colder months takes away the tentative heat from the first light. Showers of crystal blown on a sharp, cutting breeze coat every surface with ice. The landscape lies dormant under a frost, snow reaching down the hill sides into […]

A typical summer day at Glaslyn

The pencil-sketch foundation to the painting of the seasons has now long been covered by layers of watercolour, although those layers are in danger of being swept away by the unseasonal weather. Summer is here although no one would know looking outside. The strong wind is putting force behind the rain as it comes down […]

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A sparkling day in the Glaslyn Valley

The world has been brought back to life from its long dormant months and rich watercolours of spring are being applied to the once monochrome pencil sketch of the winter valley. The land has burst from its lull and the flush of the new season is washing across the woodlands and fields. Under a clear […]

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Bulletin: Blue 5F on the Pont Croesor Nest

At 01:18 this morning Blue 5F laid an egg on the Pont Croesor nest. While there has been some interest from other male ospreys on this platform, it is likely that this egg comes as a result of her mating with Aran. As many of you will understand, our decision to adopt the Pont Croesor […]

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Disney World: Osprey Intervention and Ringing

Following discussions at meetings of the Welsh Osprey Forum over the 2016/7 winter, this is a combined statement written by Emyr Evans and issued by Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust pertaining to the Glaslyn and Dyfi osprey nests. Once upon a time, in a country not very far away, stood an osprey […]

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Waiting For Spring

The dormant winter valley is a faint pencil sketch waiting for the watercolour of spring. The land is almost silent, with mist hanging low across the wet meadows and in the hillside woods. The dampness clings to the rocks and trees, and water lies in seasonal ponds across the pastures. The colour has been washed […]

Hydref Gwyllt! – Adroddiad

Er bod tymor prysur gwarchod y gweilch wedi mynd heibio, peidiwch â meddwl ein bod yn gorffwys ar ein rhwyfau! Efallai bod rhai ohonoch chi eisoes wedi sylwi mai Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn ydy enw’r prosiect, a’n gobaith ni yw, nid yn unig canolbwyntio ar y gweilch ond hefyd ennyn eich diddordeb yn y toreth o […]

Hydref Gwyllt – Event report

With the busy osprey season behind us, you could be forgiven for thinking that our work is done for the winter. But the astute among you will have noticed that by naming the project Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife we were hoping to look beyond ospreys and bring you the best of the area’s wildlife! So […]