Wildlife Group AGM


A good turnout of 29 attended the Wildlife Group AGM in January. It is encouraging that so many residents are willing to turn out to ensure we have a quorum when other much larger groups often fail to get this level of support. It is also worth noting that a third of our members come from outside the parish including Barry, Penarth, Dinas Powys, Cardiff and even Clydach Vale. The meeting was followed by a talk by Linda and Rob Nottage who are so knowledgeable about the local wildlife and have an amazing array of photographs to complement what they have to say. In an increasing era of specialism it is nice to listen to people who like Darwin or Attenborough can see the broader picture. Our 5 Green Flag applications have been submitted, the newest being the Wild Orchard at St Lythans so we have plenty to do to get that ship-shape before judging takes place. During January we were one of the three nominated charities at Waitrose in Cowbridge but we only heard during the first week of the month so could not forewarn readers of Whats On. However if you did cast any green tokens in our direction we are most grateful. The money will go towards wildflower seed which we hope will result in our best ever year for wildflowers. Some patches we planted last year were disappointing with little or no seed germinating – we shall not be using that supplier again. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook or, better still, join us.