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BGGW Volunteers Share Their Favourite Books on World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day 2019 we asked our volunteers to share their favourite books about nature and wildlife.  Judith Mills: I’m currently reading The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd written about 60 years ago. It’s about her understanding of nature in the Cairngorms. It reminds me how I feel when I’m on Protection at […]

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The Start of Osprey Season 2019

February. Daylight is slowly stretching its way into the the early evening, frosty mornings are few and far between and the snowdrops and daffodils have come out to greet the warming sun. Spring is definitely in the air. But there is one other sign that makes us at BGGW feel as though spring has truly […]

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Wild Halloween

Our Visitor Centre will be open for one final weekend on 27+28 October for Wild Halloween! Why not pop in to see us and the returning winter wildlife, as well as Halloween craft activities for children. Come along!

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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, […]