On 4th Oct, Nant Fawr was visited by 50 undergraduate Biosciences students from Cardiff University. They spent the morning in the meadows and woodland, learning about the history and management of the local area. Kevin Date gave inspirational talks about the past, present and future of rural and urban ecosystems in the UK. We are incredibly lucky in Cardiff to have such great access to a range of green spaces whether that be carefully managed roadside curbs or the many Arboretums, but in order to maintain wildlife we need connectively between all the different habitat types, and of course that needs a lot of work. Hopefully, this visit helped demonstrated the value of “Conservation on Your Doorstep”.
The group were accompanied by post-graduate students Nia Thomas and Kath Whitley, Dr Rhys Jones (yes, you might have seen him on TV: http://www.welshstars.co.uk/dr-rhys-jones) and our own Nant Fawr Committee member Professor Jo Cable (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/81131-cable-joanne).