Friday, 14 March 2014

Music for Wildlife!

On Friday 28th February, we were privileged to be joined at Parc Slip by local music teachers Angharad Edwards and Thomas Morgan and their students for an evening of music in aid of the Wildlife Trust.

Angharad, Thomas and students- thank you all! (Liz Gordan, Mad Apple Designs)
We were treated to a wonderful array of harp and piano music, from Bach and Purcell to Saint-Saens  and Ravel, from the very talented students, Angharad and Thomas.

The concert was very generously held in aid of the Wildlife Trust and from ticket sales and a raffle, Angharad and her students raised over £250 for the Wildlife Trust! 

Here at Parc Slip, with help from NRW, we have recently created a new series of ponds and wader scrapes which cover 3ha of formally improved agricultural fields. The new scrapes will benefit a host of wetland species; particularly Parc Slip's breeding Lapwing population as well as other waders and wildfowl. 

Artists Impression of new wetland at Parc Slip

To increase visitor enjoyment and give the best view of the new wetland, we are currently in the process of building a new elevated bird hide, which will stand 3m high and give a fantastic view of the wildlife that will be moving in. The new bird hide is not cheap (£20,000!) and we are hoping that anyone who hopes to use the hide will consider donating towards the costs of building and maintenance. 

A taster of the view from the new hide...
The money that Angharad and Co. raised will be put towards the costs of the new hide. A huge thank you to Angharad, Thomas and their students for helping us with our conservation work for wildlife. You can contact Angharad, who is available for lessons, on email.

If you would like to donate towards the new elevated bird hide, you can download a donation form from this page and return it to 
Parc Slip Elevated Bird Hide Fund, Freepost RRJG-XCUZ ZUHU, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, Nature Centre, Fountain Road, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 0EH or ring alternatively, give us a ring in the office on 01656 724100. 

Thank you! 

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