Glaslyn Nature Reserve in August
We are Montgomeryshire’s leading wildlife conservation charity. Working in partnership with 45 other Wildlife Trusts across the UK, we aim to create an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.
Nora, Dyfi female osprey defending her nest from intruding osprey © MWT/Emyr Evans
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust has been working to protect the wildlife and wild places where you live for over 30 years.
Volunteers at Llanymynech Rocks © MWT
Montgomeryshire’s wildlife needs our help – and we can’t do it without you!
Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly in close up © MWT/Tammy Stretton
Montgomeryshire’s varied landscape still holds a wide range of habitats supporting a great diversity of species. Discover more here!...
Cottongrass flowering at Glaslyn Nature Reserve in June
Discover more about our 18 nature reserves, across Montgomeryshire
Hazel Dormouse in hand © MWT/Tammy Stretton
Redstart © 40011 Mauretania on flickr
Successfully breeding on the Dyfi since 2011, Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve is undoubtedly the best place to see this spectacular species
'Monty', male Osprey at the Dyfi © MWT
Now found on just 11 sites in the whole of Wales, Montgomeryshire is it's last Welsh stronghold
Elusive & uncommon, but found across the region, we regularly survey for this species on five of our nature reserves
Hazel Dormouse asleep © Tamasine Stretton
Our only native crayfish species is just hanging on in the Banwy catchment
White-clawed Crayfish © MWT/Tammy Stretton
Discover a field full of this now uncommon plant at Llanmerewig Glebe Nature Reserve
Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale) at Llanmerewig Glebe Nature Reserve copyright MWT/Tammy Stretton
The largest of all the British newt species is widespread in the area
Our woodlands provide vital nesting habitat for this summer migrant. They readily make use of nest boxes on a number of our nature reserves.
Male Pied Flycatcher © David J Slater
Montgomeryshire's county flower is found on just one site in the whole area!
Spiked Speedwell (Veronica spicata) © Stefan Lefnaer
Over 130 of these rare bats hibernate in the old mines at Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve
Lesser Horseshoe bats © Gareth Jones
The Montgomery Canal Special Area of Conservation (SAC) supports internationally significant populations of this rare aquatic plant
Floating Water-plantain in flower © R. V. Lansdown
Montgomeryshire is blessed with miles of upland heather moorland - the diversity of vegetation supports a range of threatened species, such as this one
Hen Harrier © Massimiliano Sticca
This uncommon dragonfly species can be found in the lower Montgomeryshire reaches of the Rivers Severn & Vyrnwy
Common Clubtail dragonfly © MWT/Tammy Stretton
Hazel dormouse © Niall Benvie/2020VISION