Monday, 1 September 2008

Website of the week - Cardiff Nats

During the summer on a rare evening when it wasn’t raining we had the pleasure of a joint nature walk between Friends of Hailey Park and Cardiff Naturalists' Society. While the walk started at the bowling green we eventually made it to the meadow. The walk was a success and were very pleased to see a long-standing member of Cardiff Nats, Dr Mary Gillham MBE, on the walk, who has been an active member of the society for decades and continues to be one of the most highly respected naturalists in South Wales.
The Cardiff Naturalists' Society is the longest established wildlife organization in this area, having been formed in 1867 at the instigation of Robert Drane F.L.S. Members of the Society have been instrumental in protecting many of the wild areas that we all know and love, from Skomer to Forest Farm.
We hope to have continuing links with Cardiff Nats in the years to come as we progress with the regeneration of our meadow. The next walk between the two groups has been proposed for July 2009.