Robin in snow Jan 21

Give a Natur Cymru subscription as a gift this Christmas

Got a nature-lover in your life? Looking for a meaningful Christmas present for them? Look no further than Natur Cymru! For just £30 you can give a year’s magazine subscription this Christmas and bring the joy of Welsh wildlife and wild places to those you love. For £30 you will get: A copy of the current edition (summer 2021) to...
Black Knapweed

Conservation Report 2020 / 2021

Mae eich cefnogaeth wedi ei gwneud yn bosibl i ni gynyddu ein darpariaeth cadwraeth natur yng Nghymru a chynnal ymgyrchoedd pwysig a phrosiectau penodol i rywogaethau. The document below is a summary of the nature conservation work you have supported during 2020 - 2021. Adroddiad-Cadwraeth-2020-2021Dadlwythwch
Devil's-bit Scabious

Gwirfoddoli a INCC / Volunteering with INCC

Mae gwirfoddolwyr yn hanfodol i'r gwaith rydyn ni'n ei wneud. Mae Rhodri Rutherford wedi bod yn gwirfoddoli gyda'r INCC, gan helpu i fwydo lindys britheg y gors drwy ddarparu planhigion tamaid y cythraul ffres yn barhaus a sicrhau bod y planhigion yn cael eu dyfrio'n dda. Diolch! Volunteers are crucial to the work that we do. Rhodri Rutherford has been...
Black Knapweed

Conservation Report 2020 / 2021

Your support has made it possible for us to increase our nature conservation delivery in Wales and undertake important campaigns and species specific projects. The document below is a summary of the nature conservation work you have supported during 2020 - 2021. Conservation-Report-2020-2021Download
Volunteer Katie Ritchie checking the Marsh Fritillary rearing pen

My Year with INCC

I’m Katie, and I’ve been helping out with the marsh fritillary project as part of my undergraduate placement year at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. My role has involved checking that the caterpillars had enough healthy devil’s bit scabious to feed on, looking out for the parasitic wasp emerging from any caterpillars in the first few months of the...

Marsh Fritillary Project Update – July 2021

A lot has happened in the 2 months since the last update when the first butterfly had emerged in the rearing pens. Not long after that our newly-appointed species officer started and was lucky enough, on his first day, to see a pair of marsh fritillaries mating in one of the pens. This was a real milestone and a relief...

Marsh Fritillary Project Update

Earlier this year, INCC took a huge step toward securing the future of a fragile marsh fritillary butterfly population in South Wales. In February, staff and volunteers collected 80 caterpillars from the wild to start Wales’ first marsh fritillary captive rearing programme. Between 10 and 20 wild caterpillars were taken from five donor sites in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Caerphilly....

Natur Cymru – the first six months

When INCC took over the production of the magazine Natur Cymru in 2020, we were very excited- but it’s fair to say that it was also a slightly intimidating prospect. There was no doubt that the magazine was much missed by its readers, and its absence left a void in the market for an in-depth publication dedicated to wildlife and...

Student Placement Blog: Katie Ritchie

Hello everyone, I’m Katie, and I’m helping to look after the marsh fritillaries as part of my university placement year at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. I’m passionate about pollinators and their conservation, so being involved in this project has been a huge privilege and an invaluable opportunity for me to learn more about butterfly conservation. Katie helping to...