Coronavirus announcement - updated 20/10/2020

At 6pm on Friday 23rd October, Wales will be entering a 17 day 'firebreak' lockdown as part of the Welsh Government's latest regulations concerning the Covid-19 virus. Restrictions during this time will be similar to those imposed in March and therefore, for the duration of the lockdown, we will be complying with the following restrictions:

  • All volunteering will be put on hold during the lockdown;
  • All non-critical reserve work will be postponed until after 9th November (when the lockdown ends);
  • All non-time critical surveys will be postponed until after 9th November.

Our Welshpool shop and office remain closed, with all staff working from home, unless absolutely necessary. During these enhanced measures, the answerphone on 01938 555654 is not likely to be checked, so we recommend contacting staff by email; you can find details on the staff, by clicking here, or you can email

The majority of our nature reserves remain open during this time, but we wish to remind everyone of the Welsh Government restrictions that prohibit people from driving to locations to take exercise. Additionally, 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.

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

Help us to help wildlife

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