This year’s Wales Nature Week, which ran from 30th May to 7th June, was all about connecting with nature on our doorstep.
With lockdown in full force and the pandemic dominating the news and our minds, nature offered us a retreat. Wales Nature Week gave us the opportunity to learn about the nature around us, whether we live in cities or the suburbs, whether we have a garden or not.
The week began with a “Garden Bioblitz”, coordinated by the Local Environmental Record Centres (LERCs). Nature lovers across the nation were invited to look for common and rare species to contribute to our Wales-wide species snapshot. Nationally, an astounding 6,243 records of 1,430 species were collected. The week was off to a good start!
Events that followed included a Q&A with a bee expert from Buglife Cymru, a live moth trap unveiling with expert Barry Stewart, garden yoga on our Nature Wellbeing day, a nature pub quiz and much more. Many of the sessions are still available to view here.
We are tremendously grateful to everybody who took part, our fantastic Local Nature Partnerships who put on the events and our LERCs and local experts who imparted their wisdom. We all ended the week on a high.
If you were inspired by what happened during Wales Nature Week and you’d like to get involved in nature recovery in your area, you can get in touch with your LNP Coordinator by clicking on your area here:
Alternatively click on the contact button above or tweet us to get in touch directly with the LNP team.