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The 2.6 Challenge

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a devastating impact on charity fundraising. Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust can only deliver its vital conservation and engagement work if we receive sufficient funding and our predicted income for the year has taken several major blows due to the pandemic.  We know that lots of you want to help and with the 2.6 Challenge you can support your local wildlife and have fun doing it!  Visit Virgin Money Giving https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/events/twopointsix/ for inspiration and to register your page.  Perhaps you could run 2.6 miles or record all the birds you see in the garden in 26 minutes.

If you search for Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust on the Virgin Money Giving website you will be taken to the Dyfi Osprey Project - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust page. To avoid incurring additional costs, we are using the existing Dyfi Osprey Project account; rest assured that all the money comes to MWT and will be used wherever it is needed most.

Can’t think of a challenge but still want to help?  Join as a member or donate directly instead.

Seek solace in nature


We know that people who spend time in nature are happier and healthier, but it can be difficult to know how to do this safely in the current climate. Just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. We have lots of ideas to help you here.

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Climate & Ecological Emergency


We are facing two inextricably linked crises: the climate emergency and the steady decline of nature. We cannot solve one crisis without tackling the other – nature’s recovery is vital for tackling climate change.

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Read 'Montgomeryshire Wildlife News'

Peaty pool in bog moorland, Cambrian mountains © Peter Cairns/2020VISION

Take part in the MWT Garden Bird Survey

Robin on the floor © Tom Hibbert

Action for Insects


Today 41% of insects face extinction. But it's not too late to save them

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Sallow moth © Amy Lewis

30 Days Wild


Can you do something wild everyday in June? Join us for our annual nature challenge

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Discover Montgomeryshire's wild side

Bluebells & Greater Stitchwort at Cwm y Wydden Nature Reserve © MWT/Tammy Stretton

Protecting Montgomeryshire's wildlife for the future

Since 1982, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust has been dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wild places throughout this special, often unnoticed part of mid Wales.

Take a look at some of our current projects below.

Dyfi Ospreys


We're helping bring back Ospreys to Wales

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Merin the osprey returns to the UK for the first time since fledging, on 17th May 2018 © MWT

Where the Wild Things Are


Finding Powys' special wildlife areas & connecting people

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Bluebell woodland in spring, May 2019, © MWT/Tamasine Stretton

Precious Pearls


For over 20 years we have been working hard to save the Pearl-bordered Fritillary

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Pearl-bordered Fritillary on hand © MWT

Pumlumon Project


A pioneering, science-based project to revive the ecology and economy of the Welsh uplands

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Peaty pool in bog moorland, Cambrian mountains © Peter Cairns/2020VISION

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Dormouse asleep in hands © MWT/Tammy Stretton

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Bittern at Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve in snow & ice © MWT


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Glaslyn Nature Reserve in August