AM visits Anglesey Fens Living Landscape

Frog orchid © Philip Precey

North Wales Wildlife Trust welcomes local, influential politician to observe work going on in the region and build ties

We were delighted to show Rhun ap Iorwerth, Assembly Member for Anglesey, around the Anglesey Fens Living Landscape on Monday 17 June. After an initial visit to the Wildlife Trust’s Cors Goch Nature Reserve, where we used the opportunity to discuss pressing issues that the fens face (including pollution and fragmentation), we moved on to a couple of project sites nearby. Here we took in the ponds, a wildflower meadow, bee banks, invasives clearance and hedgerows that have been created under the project, adding valuable habitats to the landscape.

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Assembly Member for Anglesey

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Assembly Member for Anglesey with Henry Cook, Living Landscapes Officer Anglesey Fens

Henry Cook (Anglesey Fens Living Landscape Officer) commented that “it was a great opportunity to show an influential politician in the region the work the Wildlife Trust is undertaking with support from with Natural Resources Wales. The Living Landscape moves nature conservation beyond the boundaries of our nature reserves and into the wider landscape by working with local communities to create a more connected and therefore, resilient ecosystem.”

The visit was timed perfectly for a profuse display of orchids which everyone admired, including the rare frog orchid on a roadside verge. This highlighted the importance of verges for wildlife and as areas the public get to enjoy whilst walking, cycling and driving. We hope to work with Rhun to make more of Anglesey’s verges better managed into the future.

Rhun is pictured with Henry showcasing the Wildlife Trust’s new book, Wild Places to Explore.  This guide to our nature reserves and coastal wildlife hotspots is available in Welsh and English, from Trust outlets or our webshop.

Visit the project page for more information and how to get involved.