Anglesey Fens, Making a Splash in 2019!

Water vole © Terry Whittaker2020VISION

2019 sees the launch of the Anglesey Fens Living Landscape Project which will aim to protect and enhance the wildlife-rich countryside on the east side of Anglesey.

Funded by the North Wales Wildlife Trust and Natural Resources Wales, there will be events and activities throughout the year, all designed to help and learn about nature beyond the boundaries of nature reserves and into the wider landscape by working with local landowners.

As part of Anglesey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the project area lies between Llangefni, Pentraeth and Moelfre. It is a landscape of gently undulating valleys containing delicate fen wetlands in the lower areas and a range of land-uses elsewhere. Star species which are known to occur include barn owls, red squirrels, water voles, fly orchids and the rare southern damselfly.

Henry Cook, our Anglesey Fens Living Landscape Officer, says, “This region is home to a wealth of iconic plants and animals and I want to encourage local communities and nature enthusiasts to join in so that we can create a more connected and healthier environment for people and wildlife. There will be opportunities to learn new skills, help create wildflower meadows, plant trees and detect where rare species live.”

To make a difference for nature in this wonderful corner of North Wales please get in touch with Henry at henry.cook@northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk or 07940008799.

Find out more about the Anglesey Fens Living Landscape