Biodiversity

The area is rich in biodiversity and seven  of the sites –Beaufort Hill Ponds & Woodlands, Parc Nant Y Waun, Parc Trevor Rowson, Cwmcelyn Pond &Woodlands,

Roseheyworth Woodlands,Cwmtillery Lakes and Six Bells have  been identified as local nature reserves.

The mosaic of habitats such as acid grasslands, hay meadows, wet mire heath, swamp and open water contains a huge diversity of plant life ranging from the Heath Spotted and Southern Marsh Orchids to Blue and white Bells, Scabious, Primroses, Lady’s Smock,Birds Foot Trefoil and Teasel.

Many species of birds can be seen in the valleys such as Buzzards,Kestrel and Sparrow Hawks, Barn Tawny and Little Owls and Skylark, along with Nocule and Pipsistrelle Bats in Summer.

Ponds, lakes and ditches also support frogs, toads, and newts.

Rabbits,hedgehogs,Pygmy & Common shrews, Short tailed voles, Wood Mice and squirrels also inhabit the valley.

The photographs displayed below were taken by members and visitors at Beaufort Hill Woodlands, Parc Nant-y-Waun and Lakeside - Please click on each image to enlarge.

Waterfowl

Moorhen
Moorhen
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Goosander
Goosander
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Geese
Geese
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White Pekin Ducks and black Muscovy
White Pekin Ducks and black Muscovy
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White Muscovy Duck and Mallard Pair
White Muscovy Duck and Mallard Pair
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Grey Heron
Grey Heron
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Cormorant
Cormorant
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Canada and Greylag Geese
Canada and Greylag Geese
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Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
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Little Grebe
Little Grebe
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Coot Male
Coot Male
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Mallard Male
Mallard Male
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Mallard Female
Mallard Female
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Tufted Duck Male
Tufted Duck Male
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Tufted Duck Female
Tufted Duck Female
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Pochard
Pochard
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Mute Swan
Mute Swan
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Birds

Wood Pigeon May 2020
Wood Pigeon May 2020
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House Sparrow
House Sparrow
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W. Warbler
W. Warbler
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Robin
Robin
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Blackbird
Blackbird
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Great Tit
Great Tit
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Jackdaw
Jackdaw
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Buzzard
Buzzard
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Wheatear
Wheatear
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