Cors Bodgynydd needs you this Christmas!

Thursday 30th November 2017

Get active this Christmas at Cors Bodgynydd. Join NWWT staff and volunteers clearing conifer seedlings and saplings – and why not take home a free Christmas tree while you’re at it?!

Nightjar, crossbill, royal fern, sphagnum magellanicum (a peat-forming bog moss), and 16 species of dragonfly / damselfly – just a taste of some of the wildlife highlights at Cors Bodgynydd. This spectacular nature reserve in the Gwydyr Forest near Betws-y-Coed and Llanrwst consists of two separate Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Llynnau Bodgynydd and Llyn Ty’n y Mynydd. In the 20 years since NWWT started managing the varied wetland habitats here, the general aim of our work has been to keep the site open and wet. Over time, NWWT have managed to clear the connecting section of conifer plantation between the two SSSIs and introduced light cattle grazing to establish and maintain habitat connectivity.

The chief ongoing management challenge is the seed source provided by the surrounding conifers, which include Sitka spruce and Western hemlock. This is why we are asking for your help to pull and cut conifer seedlings and saplings this December – why not take a Christmas tree home with you safe in the knowledge that you are helping conserve a really special place for wildlife?!

Interested? Please let Rob Booth, Living Landscapes Officer, know you’re coming in advance (07764897414 / and note the details below:

Tuesday, 19 December
Cors Bodgynydd Nature Reserve (SH 767 597; nearest postcode LL27 0YZ)

Please bring lunch, wellies, and waterproofs; tools and gloves will be provided. Please also note that there is no mobile reception on site.