Programme of Events March to October 2018– ‘phone 01597 811169 for further details.
While our outdoor explorations and activities are made at a leisurely pace and are not arduous for someone of average fitness it is the responsibility of each individual taking part to ensure that they are fit enough to take part and wear clothing appropriate to the conditions. If in doubt seek further information about the activity on the telephone number above
April, Friday 6th Rhayader by Nature AGM – followed by a slideshow of local photographs by Richard Knight, Sorcha Lewis and Janice Vincett Reserve. 7.30pm at the Museum Gallery, CARAD, East Street, Rhayader.
May 12-20th Bird Race
See how many birds you can spot on any day between these two dates in the Rhaydere area (5 miles radius of town clock). Contact the secretary on 01597811169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your entry.
June 23rd, Saturday Swift Awareness Week – our contribution to this special national event .We will have a stall outside The Arches in Rhayader (opp Spar) from 10a.m til 3pm with local experts presents and information on Swifts to take away. Please call by the stall or come and help (contact our secretary). The Arches is the main nesting place of the towns Swifts.
June 23rd (Evening) Swift Awareness Walk
From the town clock to St Brides church to enjoy the racing evening flights of our swifts. Walk starts at the clock at 7.30 and finishes at 9pm.
July, Sunday 22nd – Away Day to Cors Fochno Nature Trail near Borth and on to Ynyslas – Car share will be arranged. Phone our secretary on 01597 811169 to register your interest in this event. We hope to find lizards, grass snakes, butterflies and birds. Leave Rhayader at 9.30 a.m return by 5.30pm.
August, Sunday 19th – Tracker cameras and how to use them – Join Sorcha Lewis in her quest to find and photograph the elusive deer that now inhabit our woodlands. Learn how to set tracker cameras for optimum results. Meet at the car park at the start of the Elan Valley trail, Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader adjacent to the start of the mountain road to Aberystwyth at 10a.m. Return by 1pm.
September, Sunday 9th – River Dipping with naturalist Phil Ward – Expect to find fish and aquatic insects and other invertebrates. Meet at the Rhayader Rugby club car park at the end of Water Lane in Rhayader at 2.30pm. Short walk to River Wye. 2.30 to 4.30pm
October, Saturday 20th – How to find Pine Martens by their tracks and signs – a training session on what to look for. Expert david bavin takes us on a walk in the woods to explain what to look for now that Pine Martens are in the area. Meet at Elan Valley Visitor Centre 10 a.m to 1pm.