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Vyrnwy blog comes back to life!
Hello! Yes, there is still life at Lake Vyrnwy, even though Roger's gone off to greater things at Ynys-hir! It's all very quiet at the moment, following months of rain and snow. Lambing hasn't quite started yet, it's too early for a chiffchaff (though they have had one singing at...
18 Feb 2013
Local wonder woman receives award for five years of volunteering
Cynthia Lawrence from Trefonen, near Oswestry, has received the RSPB’s five year Swallow badge for volunteering at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy. The badge is given to volunteers in recognition for their support and invaluable help after five years of volunteering with the charity Mike Walker, RSPB Lake...
28 Nov 2011
Have you heard of a Woodcock Moon?
Luke Robinson is with us at Lake Vyrnwy as a long term volunteer. He with, other volunteer colleagues, was out working on the northern side of the reserve, close to the forestry. They flushed out a Woodcock on the side of the path, which excited them since one of the party had not before seen this...
12 Nov 2011
Mid-Wales Housing Association joins fight to save the Lake Vyrnwy Estate
Mid Wales Housing Association, based in Newtown, and RSPB Cymru have joined forces in a bid to purchase the Lake Vyrnwy Estate. If successful, the partnership will ensure the local community of Llanwddyn and nearby villages truly benefit from the sale of the estate by owners Severn Trent Water...
23 Oct 2010
Planning a visit now the autumn is with us?
Are you aware of our free weekend walks? Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, regardless of weather, our guided walks set off from the RSPB shop at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, led by knowledgeable volunteers. They last about an hour, and at this time of year the wide array of fungi in Vyrnwy's...
29 Aug 2010
This very dry spring has already seen the water level in the lake drop startlingly low. Is it going to be a "village year", when the foundations of the drowned buildings of old Llanwddyn see the sunlight again? Despite the drought and the cold start, the Vyrnwy peregrines have so far...
11 Jul 2010
Lake Vyrnwy Estate for sale.
It as announced today by Severn Trent Water, that they are offering the Lake Vyrnwy Estate for sale. Position Statement - Severn Trent Water sale of land at Lake Vyrnwy The RSPB Lake Vyrnwy nature reserve is part of the Berwyn Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and was declared...
5 Jul 2010
Well the fabulous weather continues. This morning crossing the dam on the way to work the lake was flat calm and like a mirror. The forecast is good, so why not visit this weekend? On the bird front the Peregrines are still putting on a show, two pairs for a time today. Also Ravens showing well from...
23 Apr 2010
Welcome to Lake Vyrnwy Blog.
This is the first blog from Lake Vyrnwy, so here goes! For those of you that don’t know us, the reserve is situated in the Berwyn Mountains, just east of Snowdonia, the boundary of which adjoins the reserve. Lake Vyrnwy reserve is huge! It extends to some 25,500 acres, approx 7 miles...
8 Apr 2010
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