Calling birders – a plea for more records

At our AGM, Mick Green gave an excellent presentation on the state of birdlife in the Cambrian Mountains.  Excellent, that is, as to what is known.  But in fact the evidence is far from detailed: even though the birds are surely a major part of the draw to these wonderful hills, which inclde a number […]

Survey on terms for the release of game birds into the wild

NRW is currently consulting on the terms of a proposed licensing scheme for pheasants and red-legged partridges which are released into the wild for sport.  The Society has responded to the consultation, which runs until 20 June 2023, but Members may also wish to respond individually – especially in those parts of the Cambrian Mountains […]

Seen any upland birds recently?

Liam Johnson, a third-year undergraduate at University of Cumbria, is researching human impacts on upland bird species of conservation interest. Clearly, this is as pertinent to the birds of the Cambrian Mountains as to the Lakelands around his college – almost more so, since the number of human visitors to our hills is inching up, […]

April webinar: red squirrels ahoy!

Remoteness is one of the top 10 qualities of the Cambrian Mountains, and many of the residents like it that way.  High on the list of those valuing their privacy are the red squirrels, the native species now driven to extinction in much of the British Isles by the larger, aggressive and disease-spreading grey squirrels.  […]

CMS sweatshirts and polo shirts for sale

CMS sweatshirts and polos shirts are available via mail order. See the advert below for details. Why not buy one today, and spread the word about our society?

Agroecological farming opportunity?

Following on from our Regenerative Farming webinar, members may be interested to learn that the Resilient Green Spaces programme team in Wales have announced £100,000 of available funding to support the purchase of farmland for agroecological farming with long-term community benefit. The aim is to provide new and ongoing opportunities for new entrant agroecological farmers. […]

Strata Florida and Teifi Pools walk: Take 2

                            Red Liford is back on June 11th, with a slightly amended version of the walk we were forced to cancel last October because of the rain. We’ll be starting at 10 am from the car park behind the Strata Florida buildings.  […]

Where would you like to see the National Forest growing?

The National Forest for Wales project has launched an online interactive map, asking for suggestions as to where more trees could be planted. You can access the Map via National Forest map The Map is a survey so there is no guarantee any trees will go in any location you suggest. And whether more trees […]

Have your say: Natural Resources Wales consultation on Well-being

Natural Resources Wales is consulting in advance of developing its next five year plan (2023-27), to establish some “Well-being Objectives” which will explain what NRW want to achieve for nature in Wales and how they will deliver those objectives through their annual business plans. Their survey runs through February, and can be completed as an […]

CMS AGM 2021

CMS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021   The AGM of the Cambrian Mountains Society will be held at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on SATURDAY 23 October 2021 at 11.00 am.  Advance registration is essential so that we can get the catering number correct.  Please email your name (with your postal address so we can easily […]