Coronavirus

Coronavirus - what MWT is doing and how to look after yourself and nature

In response to the Government’s current advice concerning the COVID-19 virus, the MWT shop and office will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020

During these special isolation measures, staff will be working from home and messages left on the answerphone will be collected regularly (01938 555654).  We recommend contacting staff by email during the closure; you can find our staff here: staff profiles, alternatively you can email: info@montwt.co.uk.

All volunteer work parties, local group sessions and events are postponed until further notice, though essential work on our nature reserves and conservation projects will continue. 

Our nature reserves (with the exception of Cors Dyfi) will remain open during this time. Local people, who are not unwell, may visit and enjoy the fresh air, green open spaces and spring wildlife, assuming they follow the current government guidelines.

Scroll down for ideas on what to do during this difficult time.

Looking after yourself and 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. It's really important to stay active and exercise where you can. This can be as simple as doing morning yoga in your own back garden! Just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. Here are some suggestions...

Visit our nature reserves

 

Our new Dyfi Wildlife Centre will now not open in April as planned and Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve remains closed, but all our other reserves remain open. These are excellent places to unwind and take in the fresh air, away from crowds.

Browse our nature reserves

Coed Pendugwm with carpets of bluebells in spring © Tamasine Stretton

Help wildlife at home

 

There are lots of things you can do at home to help wildlife, from building a bug hotel to digging a pond.

Get some inspiration here

Children making bug homes © MWT

Watch our webcam

 

Although we are unable to open our Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve, we hope to have our osprey live streaming up and running by early April.

Visit our Dyfi Ospreys website for more information

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

Help us to help wildlife

Throughout this difficult time, we will be continuing to fight for Montgomeryshire's wildlife. You can help us...