Mar 152017


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April 2018

Wednesday 25th: Our Annual General Meeting and Spring Social at Llanishen Village Hall starting at 7pm.  More details and booking form

Saturday 28th: The first Wildflower Walk of the year with Monmouthshire Botany Group*, at Graig Syrffwd (Woodland)

May 2018

Sunday 20th: Monmouth Bee Festival, organised by Bees for Development and Bee Friendly Monmouthshire to celebrate World Bee Awareness Day, with stalls and activities in the Nelson Garden in Monmouth, 10am to 4pm

Wednesday 23rd: Wildflower Walk with Monmouthshire Botany Group*, at Kilgwrrwg (wet grasslands)

June 2018

Saturday 9th: An afternoon Open Meadow at Blaentrothy Farm, Grosmont, an SSSI, courtesy of the landowners and MMG members Ruaridh and Caroline MacDonald.  Details to follow

Sunday 10thOpen Farm Sunday at Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Pentwyn Farm Reserve where the land is managed and grazed for wildlife and food, with Hereford cattle, Hebridean and Hill Radnor sheep and lambs.  Includes a walk through the incredible wildflower meadows and a trail to neighbouring Cherry Orchard Farm to see their livestock.  11:00am – 4:00pm, no entrance fee.  Details on GWT web site

Saturday 23rd: Wildflower Walk with Monmouthshire Botany Group* at Pwll Du

Friday 29th: Evening Open Meadow at Ty Major, Forest Coal Pit, near Abergavenny, home of Sheelagh Kerry and Peter Smith, from 4.30pm.  Details to follow

July 2018

Saturday 7th: National Meadows Day celebrations with Hay Meadows Festival in the Shropshire Hills

Wednesday 18th: Wildflower Walk with Monmouthshire Botany Group*, in Sirhowy valley – an attempt to re-find Sibthorpia

August 2018

Saturday 11th: Wildflower Walk with Monmouthshire Botany Group*, in the Manmoel area

Saturday 11th: Chepstow Show, where MMG will once again be in the shared marquee sponsored by Gwent Energy and Bee Friendly Monmouthshire

September 2018

Wednesday 12th: Wildflower Walk with Monmouthshire Botany Group*, at Peterstone Wentlooge

Monmouthshire Botany Group: Botany Walks: The programme is provisional as some venues may be changed. Days start at 10am continuing until about 3-4pm.  All days are for helping to improve ID skills and recording for Atlas 2020. Booking is essential, contact Steph Tyler by email  Details on BSBI web site and the Botany Group’s Facebook page

**There are many other events organised by Gwent Wildlife Trust, SEWBReC and other conservation organisations so do check out their listings as well:

Gwent Wildlife Trust Events Calendar (external link)

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) Events Calendar (external link)