Local Nature

Llyffant / Toad Pentir

Toads Migrating!

The toad migration in Pentir has begun, now the milder evenings are here.   To warn traffic, the signs are now open in three places along Rhyd-y-Groes and Lôn Rallt.   The migration takes place on evenings above 5 deg C approx, from dusk onwards.   Please take extreme care at these times to avoid …

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cuckoo

Watch out for the birds!

There have also been some new birds for 2020 arriving in the area. We have been hearing two cuckoos, on Moelyci and Moel Rhiwen, over the last couple of weeks. A cuckoo was spotted on Saturday, being chased by a smaller bird, at the highest point of the track flanking Moelyci. Pied Flycatchers, Greenfinches and …

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buzzard

Watch out for the bird!

We have heard reports of the local Buzzard being aggressive to several runners and cyclists. This appears to be occurring along the lane from Pont y Felin to  the substation. It is possible that the buzzard, a protected species, is protecting its mate and/or nest of young in a nearby tree. Therefore this behaviour may …

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Llyffant / Toad Pentir

Pentir Toads

Over 800 toads (and some frogs) were rescued from the roads leading to Tal-y-Foel lake by Pentir residents over the past few weeks, with help from John Harold and others from the Moelyci Environmental Centre. Thanks to Andy Williams for the pictures of some of those rescued.

Sbwriel a gasglwyd ar 27 Chwefror 2011

Saving Toads and collecting rubbish

242 toads and 3 frogs, on their annual spawning migration to Ken’s pond, were rescued from the road from Rhyd-y-Groes to the vicarage, by residents of Pentir from Wednesday 23 February until the following Monday. Special thanks to Iwan and Anwen, who went out on several evenings. On Sunday 27 February we had another litter …

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Rhyd-y-groes stream clearing and nature walk

Join us to clear the stream at the end of the Rhyd-y-groes cottages of hemlock weeds. Bring loppers, secateurs and wellies. Afterwards we will walk to Tan-y-Foel pond to explore the habitat.

Llyffantod wedi eu hachub / Rescued Toads

Toad Rescue

Thanks to everyone who have contributed to the toad rescue on the back road from Rhyd-y-Groes to the vicarage. Several groups of people went out in the evening for a week to collect the toads and to release them in the field surrounding the pond near to the vicarage. At least 150 toads and a …

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