April Events at The Ugly House!


Whether you want to help us take care of the woodland or join us on an Amphibian and Reptile survey… Here’s what’s going on at The Ugly House this April!

Every Monday – Wildlife Gardening: An opportunity to help maintain the beautiful garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll.

April 2nd and 3rd –  Discover Tŷ Hyll: Have you ever wondered how the Ugly House got its name? Or what exactly goes on inside this magical building? Well, now is your time to find out! If you often drive past and think ‘I need to stop there one day’ then this is your chance to find out what goes on here! Discover and explore the magnificent woodland and wildlife garden, find out about the brilliant work of the Snowdonia Society or even relax and enjoy an afternoon tea in front of the fire – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Children’s activities will be running throughout the day, including candle rolling and seed sowing! Get in touch if you’d like to find out more!

April 17th – Mammal Identification and Survey Workshop: Join us for a full day of Mammal Madness at Tŷ Hyll! Led by local experts, Sam Dyer, Becky Clews-Roberts and Dave Thorpe, we will be experiencing first-hand how to identify and survey for a variety of mammals – everything from bats to water shrews! This workshop will be suitable to those who want to discover more about mammal ecology, those who want gain experience in mammal survey techniques or even if you’re just curious about these fascinating little critters! The session will be mainly outdoors, so good boots, warm clothes and waterproofs are essential! The Pot Mêl Tearoom will be open for refreshments and lunches – or of course, you bring your own! **Free Transport Available from Bangor and Caernarfon**

April 26th – Woodland Workday: The upkeep and maintenance of our spectacular woodland depends on the generosity of our fantastic team of dedicated volunteers. Whether you’d like to help out with our bird survey or you fancy something a bit more physically challenging like footpath maintenance, join us to tackle this month’s woodland tasks!

April 30th – Amphibian and Reptile Survey Training: Led by Dr John Wilkinson, a conservation ecologist with over 20 years’ experience in amphibian and reptile ecology, this course is for anyone interested in exploring the ecology of British amphibians and reptiles, who wish to acquire or improve identification and survey skills. This will be an all-day event and will cover everything from identification tips, ecology and surveying methods to a practical session which is to include newt torching in the evening – broken up by visit to a local pub! Spaces are limited, so please let us know if you’d like to come along! **Free Transport Available from Bangor and Caernarfon**

Get in touch with bethan@snowdonia-society.org.uk for more information!

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