• Volunteer workdays and events for May

    Exciting workdays and events for May including otter surveying, a gardening taster and a native tree ID workshop!

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    The Secret Lives of Mammals; Discovered!

    The Secret Life of Mammals was a mammal workshop run at Ty Hyll with the help of Dave Thorpe and Sam Dyer from the North Wales Mammal Group.  Using both hi-tech and simple methods, participants found out about the mammals that frequent the grounds at Ty Hyll.  Sam’s Anabat detector showed us a visual recording […]

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    Christmas at Tŷ Hyll/The Ugly House

    Coming up in December at Tŷ Hyll, we have a natural Christmas Decorations event: take a seat by the fire and make a lovely yuletide door wreath.  Other events in December at Tŷ Hyll are a winter tree identification session, finding out from an expert how to identify trees when the leaves have gone and […]

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    New Project Officer for Tŷ Hyll

    We are delighted to welcome Tamsin Fretwell, who has taken over the role of Project Officer for the Growing Tŷ Hyll project. Tamsin brings with her a wealth of experience: from practical hands on management of reserves to organising many events for the public. “There will be something for everyone” says Tamsin when asked about her plans “from bug hunts for the kids to formal training in identification skills, I’m keen to make sure that the Growing Tŷ Hyll project has something that appeals to everyone!” So watch this space!

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    August Volunteer Workdays and Events

    Our upcoming volunteer workdays and events for the month of August 2016.

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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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    The Snowdonia Society are recruiting

    Project Officer (part time): Growing Tŷ Hyll Project.
    The Tŷ Hyll Project Officer will engage the public and volunteers by developing and delivering practical volunteering, education, training and engagement activities including wildlife gardening and woodland management at Tŷ Hyll.

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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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    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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    February Volunteer Workdays

    Here are the volunteer workdays and events for February 2016! Tools Maintenance, Tuesday 2nd at Tŷ Hyll: Come along and help maintain the tools we have been using throughout 2015. We will have an expert on hand to guide us on how to maintain all sorts of tools, as well as prolonging their usefulness. Set at […]

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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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    January Volunteer Workdays

    Volunteers workdays for the month of January. Includes list of upcoming events at Ty Hyll.

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    December Volunteer Workdays

    Volunteers workdays for the month of December. Includes list of upcoming events at Ty Hyll.

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    Navigation training, Sun 22 November

    Spaces still available And don’t forget to check this month’s events at Tŷ Hyll, which include a Litter Pick on the nearby footpaths, a Woodland Workday and a Winter Wildlife Activity day. Owain is always keen to welcome new volunteers to his volunteer workdays, eg November includes Yellow Azalea Control and a Welsh-learners Rhododendron Clearance […]

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  • September volunteer workdays & training

    September Volunteer Workdays Hello everyone, I am writing to inform you about our upcoming volunteer workdays for the month of September 2015. 1/9, 2/9, 3/9 Charcoal and Footpaths – Abergwyngregyn: Learn a new skill. We have teamed up with Natural Resources Wales to provide the opportunity to learn the skill of charcoal making. Over the […]

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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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  • Plant sales at Tŷ Hyll: £980

    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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