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Our Wild Coast – outdoor environmental education on Anglesey

Marine education occurs in various ways at the North Wales Wildlife Trust. As well as our Living Seas Wales work, which aims to enthuse the public, as well as school and community groups about our marine wildlife, we have the “Our Wild Coast” project, which works more intensely with groups of young people across the […]

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Why do we celebrate Anglesey Marine Week?

If you’ve stepped foot on the Anglesey coast path, felt the sand through your toes at Ynys Llanddwyn or Traeth Bychan, or seen glittering mackerel lifted from the rocks at Moelfre or Tŷ Croes then you’ll know precisely why we celebrate Anglesey’s surrounding seas each summer. I am not a native of the island, I […]

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My fairytale: a late rebuttal.

It’s around a month ago now that leader of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, Alex Hogg, lambasted the British public for subscribing to the fairytale image of British wildlife portrayed on natural history programmes. My heart-felt apologies go out to him! British wildlife is a magical fairytale full of wonder and what a pity that he […]

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Why I do what I do.

Having now gone head-first into nature guiding, there’s a bit of me that cringes when I tell people what I do. As a youngster, I imagined that by now I’d live in Africa protecting lions, as a teenager I thought I’d be a researcher into marine biology and until very recently I thought I’d work […]

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Anglesey Birds – Ken’s Review January 2013

I have asked Ken Croft, my friend and now guiding colleague, to write up his birding year so far. “My year started off in Birmingham, seeing the New Year in with my brother and his family. An early morning move saw me in Shrewsbury where I joined Pat and Enid for a New Year’s Day […]

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A Big Thank You!!

What a week?! It exhausted me, but ‘Anglesey Marine Week 2012 Wythnos Morol Mon’ is now over. It took two whole days off nothingness to help me recuperate (the first bank holiday I’ve not worked since goodness knows when), however it was all worth it! The whole idea was to create a week of events to enthuse […]

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Life out-of-the-loop

Life out-of-the-loop

After being a warden at Cemlyn for more than a month, my last day off was a chance to explore the surrounding area. From the reserve a hill with a trig point is visible and I made this my first goal. From here I carried on cutting a diagonal corner off north-west Anglesey by heading […]

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Wales Coast Path Launch.

Where I work, at Cemlyn Bay, the birds seen from the section of coast path that passes through the reserve are surveyed on a daily basis throughout the tern breeding season, and today we invited members of the public to join us to add to the Wales Coast Path Birdrace organised by Visit Wales http://blog.visitwales.co.uk/10630/wales-coast-path-bird-race-2012/. […]

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My first week at Cemyln.

I have struggled to know where to begin with this blog. I feel as though as I have had so many fantastic experiences during my first week as tern warden here at Cemlyn, and yet it seems they are for me and my brain alone! I first visited Cemlyn on very rainy day about one […]

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Seasonal changes.

Well it’s been all change this week as I left behind me the delightful cottage at South Stack where I’ve spent the past year falling in love with each season. In my wisdom I decided to forego another season at South Stack, not because I didn’t love the place, but because I wanted to branch […]

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