The History of Nature Reserves
Calling all nature lovers! The Wildlife Trust nature charity are celebrating 100 years of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts in May.
Nature Reserves are such an important part of our local landscape, and these days athey re so accessible to many people, that it's easy to forget that there was once a time when they didn't exist. Thanks to the tireless work and dedication of charities like the Wildlife Trust, these special havens of nature, wildlife and bird-life are preserved and protected for future generations to come.
To celebrate this important milestone, there's a very special event taking place on Saturday 19th May at the old powder works in Penrhyndeudraeth. This location is especially poignant - it was once home to the largest explosives factory in Europe but these days, thanks to regeneration and a lot of hard work, it is one of the most celebrated Nature Reserves in Gwynedd.
Head over and join in the wild fun - there'll be loads of things to see and do from nestbox making, pond-dipping, bug spotting and bird watching. There'll also be arts, crafts and music, and some guided historical and nature-themed walks.
Date - Saturday 19th May (10am - 4pm)
Cost - Free
Location - Gwaith Powdwr, Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog, LL48 6LY
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