Find out about forthcoming events at Penllergare Valley Woods. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our activities.

June Wildlife

Posted on

This month our Volunteer Ranger and photographer, Brian Meredith, was lucky enough to spot this weasel. Weasels are a rare sight at Penllergare, and a chance encounter with the camera got Brian this lovely shot as the weasel crossed his

Read More

Babes in the Woods

Posted on

Penllergare is bursting with new life at this time of year!  (Ducklings and Coots by Jo Hawkes, Nuthatch by Tony Morgan).

Read More

Wildlife in May

Posted on

This cheerful-looking fox was seen in Nydfwch this month.  We also have a variety of birds living in and visiting the Valley Woods.  A Greater Spotted Woodpecker can often be spotted on the feeders near to our Coffee Shop terrace.  With thanks to Brian Meredith

Read More

Day Flying Daubenton Bat

Posted on

Captured by volunteer photographer Peter Thomas on Monday 14th March, this incredible shot of a Daubenton bat flying over the Upper Lake is quite amazing. It was feasting on insects hatching in the warm Spring sun. Bats will often move

Read More

Frogspawn in January Again!

Posted on

For the second year running, frogspawn has been spotted in our small pond in the South of Valley Woods. Frogs may be fooled by this unseasonally warm weather into spawning too soon. They only mate once per season so if they are caught

Read More

Watch the Birdie

Posted on

Thanks very much to Geoff & Rebecca Jones for sending in their photographs of some of the birds seen at Penllergare Valley Woods. In a rare break in the weather, Geoff managed to capture some stunning images. The cormorant, mallards

Read More

Penllergare Kingfisher

Posted on

Thank you to Voluntary Ranger, Brian Meredith and his patience which has paid off with these amazing shots of our resident Kingfisher, which is often spotted on the Upper Lake at Penllergare Valley Woods. We think this is worthy of

Read More

Signs of Autumn at Valley Woods

Posted on

Thank you to regular volunteer Christine, who has been busy with her camera.  There are definite signs of the change of the seasons at Penllergare Valley Woods.  

Read More

Pink Grasshopper

Posted on

Thank you to Pete Thomas (Borderline Photo) for sending in his photo of this pink grasshopper. The colour of the grasshopper is caused by erythrism, a little known genetic mutation statistically, it is easier to win the lottery than see one, most

Read More