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    National Parks at risk

    Indecent haste to legislate on ‘Future Landscapes’ puts the status of National Parks at risk.

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    Tŷ Hyll seeds and plants raised £2,883

    2016 total sets new record. Thanks to the stirling efforts of volunteers at Tŷ Hyll, led by Margaret Thomas, sales of Seeds for Bees and plants raised a fantastic £2,883!

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    Bardsey holiday – book now

    1 – 8 July 2017. Discover Bardsey’s fascinating history, wildlife and spiritual nature on this one week holiday, organised as part of the Society’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Flowers, seals, breeding Manx shearwaters, choughs and puffins…

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    Seeds for Bees and plants for pollinators

    Do you have a space that needs filling in your garden? Now is the time to start planting. Tŷ Hyll-the Ugly House has a great selection of bee-friendly plants and seeds for sale.

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    Upland conservation grazing at Llyndy Isaf

    9 July. A special guided tour of the stunning Llyndy Isaf National Trust farm with Sabine Nouvet (NT), and Hilary Kehoe and Jan Sherry from PONT, looking at grazing to manage a biodiversity-rich upland environment. Book now to secure your place!

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    In or out? The EU and our environment

    We’ve heard a lot about trade and immigration, but what about the environmental consequences of the vote? Read the report commissioned by the Wildlife Trusts, WWF and RSPB to help you decide.

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    Help Natur Cymru – Nature of Wales stay afloat

    This not-for-profit, high quality magazine showcasing the wildlife and environment of Wales is seeking crowdfunding to stay afloat into 2017.

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    Creating a buzz at Tŷ Hyll!

    A group of volunteers meet at Tŷ Hyll each month to carry out various tasks in the woodland. Watch our video as they take a peek inside the beehives…

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    A Fascinating Introduction to Lichenology

    As a ‘thank-you’ to our dedicated team of volunteers, the Snowdonia Society, in partnership with local professionals, run a wide range of natural history workshops and training courses. Last week, we hosted an Introduction to Lichen Identification Course, here’s what one of our regular volunteers had to say… ”On the 17th March I attended a […]

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    April Events at The Ugly House!

    Whether you want to help us take care of the woodland or join us on an Amphibian and Reptile survey… Here’s what’s going on at The Ugly House this April! Every Monday – Wildlife Gardening: An opportunity to help maintain the beautiful garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll. April 2nd and 3rd –  Discover Tŷ Hyll: […]

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    Go wild this winter…

    Our events programme offers something for everyone in January and February to get out and get close to nature.: from the Big Garden Birdwatch at Tŷ Hyll to talks on Snowdonia’s ‘tundra’ and geology, or a challenging Winter Walk on Cadair Idris.

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    Snowdonia becomes an International Dark Sky Reserve

    In Abergynolwyn on December 4th, it was announced that Snowdonia is now an International Dark Sky Reserve, the tenth in the world.

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    Bethan is growing Tŷ Hyll

    Inspiring people of all ages to love Snowdonia’s nature. We are pleased to welcome Bethan Wynne Jones to the Snowdonia Society team, as the new Growing Tŷ Hyll Officer. Bethan has already put together an inspiring programme of activies at Tŷ Hyll, including a Bees & Trees Treasure Hunt, Small Mammal Survey Training and a Spider Safari. See Tŷ Hyll events for a full […]

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    Pollinator-friendly plants for sale

    DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SAVE THE BEES!!! During the summer at Tŷ Hyll (the Ugly House) we have ‘Plants for Pollinators’ for sale, in addition to our ‘Seeds for Bees’. All the plants are kindly donated by our Tŷ Hyll volunteers and all proceeds go to the upkeep of this haven for nature and wildlife. […]

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    Flora Locale training programme

    This year the Flora Locale training programme features our Director, John Harold, who will be delivering courses in urban meadow management and Managing woodlands and gardens for wildlife and sustainability. Thee Flora Locale training programme Flora Locale training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a […]

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    Mountaineers needed to find dotterel in Snowdonia

    Do you spend time on the high summits of Snowdonia?  Can you help us to track down the dotterel, a beautiful and  special bird of high mountain places? The dotterel has a most unusual life story.  Female dotterels are more brightly coloured than males, and it is the females which do most of the courtship […]

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