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Cwm Taf Nature Network

The Cwm Taf Nature Network Project has been funded through Welsh Government’s, Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing (ENRaW) scheme.

The Cwm Taf Nature Network will form a collaboration of organisations in the Cwm Taf Health Board region to manage green infrastructure for the benefit of local people, businesses, and communities.

The project is split into three themes and align the Cwm Taf and Bridgend Well Being Plans with the themes of action for the ENRaW Scheme: 

  • Enable - Increasing access to green infrastructure
  • Empower - Improving environment quality for thriving communities
  • Unite - Creating a connected network of green spaces

This project is a collaboration between Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Councils.

Events and activities

Balsam Bash

Ogmore Washeries

27 June, 10am – 12pm

Join the Cwm Taf Nature Network for their upcoming ‘Balsam Bash’ events at Ogmore Washeries. Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant that has a detrimental impact on our native species by colonising, shading and outcompeting our native plant populations.  

To book your place, please contact: Lowri.Owen@bridgend.gov.uk

Please remember to bring water and to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear.

Discover Colliery Spoil Invertebrates

Ogmore Washeries, Ogmore Vale, CF32 7AN

Friday 1 July, 10am - 2pm

Join Entomologist Liam Olds and the Cwm Taf Nature Network for an interesting talk about the beautiful and rare species at colliery spoil sites in South Wales.

Recent research on colliery spoil sites across South Wales has highlighted the important invertebrate conservation value of these sites, with many sites having rare species including:

  • Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis)
  • Dingy skipper butterfly (Erynnis tages)
  • Grayling butterfly (Hipparchia Semele)
  • Scarce blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura pumilio).

To book your place, please contact: Lowri.Owen@bridgend.gov.uk

Please remember to bring water and to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear.

Balsam Bash

Ogmore Washeries

11 July, 10am – 12pm

Join the Cwm Taf Nature Network for their upcoming ‘Balsam Bash’ events at Ogmore Washeries. Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant that has a detrimental impact on our native species by colonising, shading and outcompeting our native plant populations.  

To book your place, please contact: Lowri.Owen@bridgend.gov.uk

Please remember to bring water and to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear.

Discovering Colliery Spoil Invertebrates

Shoni's Pond, Pontypridd

Friday 15 July, 10:30am-12:30pm 

Join Entomologist Liam Olds and the Cwm Taf Nature Network for an interesting talk about the beautiful and rare species at colliery spoil sites in South Wales.

To book your place, email: Lowri.Owen@bridgend.gov.uk

Discovering Colliery Spoil Invertebrates

Parc Taf Bargoed, Merthyr Tydfil

Friday 22 July, 10am-2pm 

Join Entomologist Liam Olds and the Cwm Taf Nature Network for an interesting talk about the beautiful and rare species at colliery spoil sites in South Wales.

To book your place, email: Lowri.Owen@bridgend.gov.uk

Ogmore Washeries Walk

Ogmore Washeries, Ogmore Vale, CF32 7AN

25 July, 10am – 12pm

Join the Cwm Taf Nature Network for a leisurely walk at Ogmore Vale Washery to look at the current and future planned works at the Washery.

The walk will be along existing paths with some uneven surfaces so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

To book your place, please contact: Lowri.Owen@bridgend.gov.uk

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