Category Archives: Charles Evans

Beeday

There was a buzz around Carmel last Friday as a flight of the bumblebee enthusiasts made a beeline to the reserve. Busy as bees, they were a hive of activity swarming through woods and glades. …. Given the subject matter … Continue reading

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Carmel Reserve – Not Quite the Dawn Chorus

Each Friday morning for the past few weeks the peace at Carmel has been interrupted by a pair of two stroke petrol engines. A duet in stereo by a brush cutter and a chainsaw.  Though not melodic by any stretch … Continue reading

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It’s April and Carmel is going Cuckoo

We’re a couple of weeks into April and the first flowers to bloom in the semi improved fields at Caramel are now in evidence. Cuckoo flowers, Lucy lockets, Lady’s smocks. Milkmaids, Meadow cress, Bread and milk. However not quite the … Continue reading

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Carmel Reserve – Head to Head

And they’re off! Ty’r Eos Furyanna and Wessex AF120, head to head. For the last three winters the unimproved fields in the western section of Carmel National Nature Reserve have been grazed by Welsh mountain ponies. Ty’r Eos Furyanna, to … Continue reading

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Carmel Reserve – Soup and Signs of Spring

 Saturday saw the first guided walk of the year at The Grasslands Trusts’ Carmel National Nature Reserve. In the spirit of co-operation and common aims the Trust linked up with the nearby Country Park, Llyn Lech Owain to put on … Continue reading

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Carmel Reserve

Last Saturday saw four volunteers completing a training course on the Supervision of Volunteers. Challenging theory and practical exercises at the village hall in Carmel and out on the reserve were the order of the day. All four passed the … Continue reading

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Croeso i Garmel – Welcome to Carmel

Charli Evans, Community and Volunteering Officer Rain, hail, rain, sleet, rain, snow; I did mention the rain didn’t I? Pretty much the usual West Wales winter rather than the Christmas card scenes we had last year and the year before. … Continue reading

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