Coronavirus

Coronavirus announcement - updated 03/07/2020

In response to the Government’s current regulations concerning the COVID-19 virus, the MWT shop and office will remain closed until further notice. During these special isolation measures, MWT has had to furlough several of its staff; we are trying to maintain our services the best we can with a very limited team working from home. The answerphone on 01938 555654 may be checked occasionally, but 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.

We are pleased to announce that the majority of our nature reserves will re-open to visitors from Monday 6th July 2020 (Cwm y Wydden, Coed Pendugwm, Cors Dyfi and Morfa Dyfi will remain closed).  Our Reserves Officer, Rob Haigh, has been busy checking all the reserves and prioritising essential work for wildlife and visitor access.  There is much still to do, but the reserves are looking in good condition and we hope you will enjoy getting back out to them over the coming weeks.  Some restrictions may still apply on some sites – please check our nature reserves pages before you visit.  We also ask that visitors adhere to social distancing guidance at all times.

Unfortunately, we have had several instances of vandalism, theft and anti-social behaviour on the reserves during lockdown.  With many of our staff still furloughed and our volunteers not yet able to return to the work parties, we would ask for your help in reporting anything you see on the reserves that you think we should be made aware of.  And, of course, any exciting wildlife records too!

Please also note that during this time, we will not be able to process membership renewals and joining applications in the usual way - new member packs and membership cards will be sent out as soon as we are able to return to the office. Gift memberships are not currently available.

Now, more than ever, we are relying on the generosity of our supporters to help us protect and promote the wildlife of Montgomeryshire. Your membership is greatly appreciated and we ask you to bear with us through this challenging time – thank you.

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. It's really important to stay active and exercise where you can. This can be as simple as doing yoga in your own back garden! Just a bit of time every day spent in nature can help relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. There are a few suggestions below. Also check out our social media outlets, where we are posting regular activities, quizzes and other inspiration to connect you with nature.

Visit a nature reserve

Glaslyn Nature Reserve in August

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, our osprey live streaming is now up and running.

Follow all the action on the Dyfi Estuary

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

i-Spy

Here are twelve animals & plants to look out (or listen!) for right now. How many can you tick off?

Help us to help wildlife

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