The Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust is undertaking a massive campaign to try to save Dolforwyn Woods, in Abermule, which is being put up for sale. Whoever buys it could drastically limit access to the woodland or worse, fell the trees and destroy important habitat.
'30 Days to Save Dolforwyn' on ITV Wales News
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FOR WILDLIFE, FOR PEOPLE
Dolforwyn Woods has been managed as a nature reserve by MWT for 5 years. During that time we have worked hard to improve the variety and quality of habitats available and this is apparent in the range of species which now call the woods home. Dormice are breeding in the nest boxes we have erected and plants, including the rare Herb Paris, now thrive where we have undertaken scrub clearance and coppicing. If you are lucky, you will hear a Green Woodpecker or see the orange flash of a Silver-washed Fritillary in the areas of ancient woodland.
Dolforwyn Woods is not only a haven for wildlife, it is a sanctuary for people too. The reserve is a much loved community space where people can ramble amongst the trees, walk the dog, have a picnic and even ride their horse along the bridle path. MWT uses the reserve to host amazing events, such as bat and moth nights, herb walks and family fun days.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Previous attempts to purchase Dolforwyn Woods have failed and now the reserve is going to be put on the open market. If MWT can raise the purchase price in the next month we can buy the site and save it from harm.
From 4th October, MWT will undertake an event or activity every single day for 30 days to raise the £150,000 needed to save Dolforwyn Woods. By donating to the 30 Days to Save Dolforwyn campaign, you will be helping to safeguard a haven for wildlife and people for generations to come.
Your support will make a real difference - please help if you can.