Full time – 37.5 hrs per week
Fixed term contract, 1 year. Further extension if funding allows.
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 25th April 2021
Love the outdoors? Want to work in conservation?
There's a new and exciting opportunity for an individual to work with the Carneddau Landscape Partnership team in partnership with Coleg Cambria. The Carneddau Environmental Conservation Apprentice will learn new skills while gaining a City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Work-Based Environmental Conservation and working in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
The apprentice will assist the Snowdonia National Park Authority's Woodland and Forestry staff and National Trust Ogwen Ranger teams, as well as the Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme team on a broad range of projects but with a focus on the delivery of environmental conservation elements of the scheme's work.
This will involve undertaking a wide range of practical hands on work including assisting with tree safety inspections, tree safety work, woodland management, fencing, planting and assisting with the development of the tree nursery. Other responsibilities may include assisting the team and working with volunteers and schools.
Title: Carneddau Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship
Qualification: City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Work-Based Environmental Conservation
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Location: Snowdonia National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth, & National Trust, Ogwen Cottage Ranger Base, Nant Ffrancon.
Contract Period: 12 months.
Application deadline: 17:00, 3 May 2021
Rich Burkmar has designed and implemented a brand spanking new digital earthworm atlas on the ESB website. This interactive tool will enable users to map and explore the earthworm data held by the ESB.
The Earthworm Society of Britain is delighted to announce a new online training course from the Field Studies Council BioLinks project. Discovering Earthworms is aimed at adults and will be delivered as 4 weekly topics starting from 28th April 2021.
The training will consist of two online zoom sessions, with a week in between to practice your skills in your garden or local area. By the end of the sessions we hope you will have confidence to identify some of our common bumblebees and to submit your records.
Please only register if you can attend both sessions and if you are resident in Wales, ideally in the Cofnod area.
Here's your menu for this month's Llên Natur Bwletin 158 - as varied as ever, and equally interesting we hope:
The mystery of the Prenteg Crystal Stones
Iwan Roberts’ plant - the lungwort
A change in the weather, 8 February
Early signs of spring
Tame Snowdonia goats of yesteryear
Marmalade, chewing gum and U-boats
Great diving beetles in strange places
Luis' birds of Patagonia
Covid’s little treasures
Aims of Outside the Honeypot: wildlife recording in the urban world:
>Understand the wealth of recording and monitoring undertaken in urban area
>Discuss how NFBR can better support urban recording
>Link biological recorders and citizens in an urban context
>Understand research in the urban world
>Celebrate our rich natural heritage and show how nature can thrive in an urban context
Spaces on this 2-day virtual conference cost £5 per person
Book here via the FSC website.
Hosted by Field Studies Council's Biolinks project and in association with the Tanyptera Trust and World Museum Liverpool.
The “White Moulds, Ramularia and Phacellium Anamorphs in Wales and Britain” is the latest in an
award-winning series of books on phytoparasitic fungi written by the Welsh Microfungi Group. This volume
covers the White Moulds which are a comparatively neglected group compared to the Rusts, Smuts,
Downy and Powdery Mildews. However, they are very common and can be conspicuous, infecting a wide
range of plants and a few species are economically important as agricultural and horticultural pathogens.
There are around 350 species worldwide, including about 108 recorded for Britain and Ireland, of which 81 have so far been found in Wales. Most are surprisingly easy to identify.
Copies, as a result of financial support from the British Society for Plant Pathology and the British
Mycological Society, only cost £6.50 plus £3.20 p&p directly from Ray Woods, Ty Mawr Mill, Builth Wells,
Powys. LD2 3SH.
Hard copies will also be available from on-line book suppliers (ISBN 978-0-956 5750-5-0) and digital copies can be download free from
This is a once-in-a generation book on the state of birds in Wales.
July 2021 • Over 200 images • 608 pages
Hardback ISBN 9781800859722
£25.00 (usual price £45.00)
Use code WALES50
Cofnod, Intec, Ffordd y Parc, Parc Menai,
Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4FG