© Brayton Holt
The forces of nature are very obvious at Dolydd Hafren. On one side are the plants and animals trying to keep their roots in the ground and a roof over their head and on the other is the River Severn that, at times, causes complete chaos! Erosion caused by tremendous surges of water after heavy rain means that habitats are frequently destroyed, but on the flip side, this is exactly when new habitats are also created.
The great diversity of habitats on this natural floodplain provides for a wealth of wildlife from the rare, inconspicuous Mudwort to the frequently spotted Brown Hare; and if birds are your thing, then Dolydd Hafren is hard to beat!
Best time to visit
With such a diversity of species, there is plenty to see at Dolydd Hafren all year round. Migration season in Spring and Autumn can be the most exciting time; you never know what you might see!
For up to the minute bird sightings at Dolydd Hafren, the Montgomery Bird Blog is a great place to start: montgomerybirdblog.blogspot.co.uk
|Brown Hare||Kingfisher||Tree Sparrow||Teal|
|Otter||Sand Martin||Little Egret||Wigeon|
|Little RInged Plover||Hobby||Stock Dove||Yellowhammer|
|Reed Bunting||White-legged Damselfly||Water Rail||Starling|
|Common Toad||Flowering Rush||Clouded Yellow||Curlew|