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Dolforwyn Woods is a haven for both wildlife and people, and the peace and tranquility have been enjoyed by local people for many years. Although the woodland was formerly owned by the Forestry Commission, with many native trees being felled and replaced with fast growing non-native conifers, remnants of rare ancient woodland are still there, making this a special place. Whatever the season, there is always a treat in store - fragrant spring bluebells, dappled sunlight and butterflies in summer, beautiful autumn colours, a wealth of fungi and spectacular views across the Severn valley from the viewpoint at the top of the woods.

Time is running out for Dolforwyn Woods - we need to raise money to buy the woodland by the end of 2013. If we are not able to do this the woodland will be sold on the open market which could result in the wood being used for commercial forestry, leading to loss of habitat and access.

With your help we can continue the work which has already begun to improve the access and amenities for people and manage the habitats for wildlife. We want to continue to remove non native conifers and introduce regular coppicing to benefit dormice, woodland plants and butterflies.

With improved infrastructure including an undercover teaching area and interactive interpretation, the site will become a valuable resource for local schools and communities to enjoy for years to come.

These are just some of the many species that make their home in the wood. Will you help to secure their future by making a donation today?

Hazel Dormouse
One of the UK’s most elusive and protected mammals, Hazel Dormice were discovered on the reserve in November 2012

Pied Flycatcher
A declining bird of mature woodlands in western Britain, heard singing at Dolforwyn for the first time in Spring 2013

Wild Service Tree
The normally inconspicuous Wild Service Tree has beautiful white blossoms in spring and crimson autumn leaves

Herb Paris
A very distinctive plant of ancient woodlands on moist chalky soils, Herb Paris thrives in the shady parts of the wood

Silver-washed Fritillary
Woodland butterflies such as the Silver Washed Fritillary flourish in the sunlit rides and glades

Bee Fly
The woodland is home to a myriad of insects such as the Bee Fly which feeds on the nectar and pollen of the woodland plants

Yes, I would like to help Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust to safeguard the wildlife in Dolforwyn Woods

Please choose from one of the following donation options:

  • Online via PayPal, click 'Donate' below: PLEASE CLICK ON THE TINY BLUE 'Comments' TEXT ON THE PAYPAL PAGE AND WRITE 'DOLFORWYN WOODS APPEAL' IN THE BOX, BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PAYMENT (NB - you do not need a PayPal account to use this option)

  • Via Vodafone JustTextGiving; simply text Mont03 and your chosen amount to 70070.

  • Write a cheque payable to 'Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust' and send to Dolforwyn Woods Appeal, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, 42 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7RR

  • Pop in to the office and part with your cash, making it clear that you wish to donate to the Dolforwyn Woods appeal.

  • Sponsor Philip Thomas' 2000 mile bike ride!

  • Fancy fundraising or just want somewhere to put your spare change, click here to download a money box template to print, cut-out and colour!

Thank you for helping safeguard Dolforwyn Woods.

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