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Wild Places - Wales' Top 40 Nature Sites

Iolo Williams

Wild Places - Wales' Top 40 Nature Sites

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Author: Iolo Williams

ISBN: 9781781723272

Publication Date: 11 June 2020

Publisher: Seren, Bridgend

Edited by Mick Felton

Format: Paperback, 250x193 mm, 192 pages

Language: English

Television naturalist Iolo Williams' guide to Wales' top 40 nature sites is fully illustrated with beautiful colour photographs of place and wildlife. The sites are spread across Wales, and in Wild Places Williams surveys the flora and fauna to be found on them, and aims to encourage more visitors to see them from Wales and beyond.

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Author Biography:

Iolo Williams is a Welsh naturalist and broadcaster, best known for his BBC Wales and S4C nature programmes. The presenter of 17 TV series in two languages, he is also a presenter on BBC network's Nature Watch programmes, author in Welsh and English and public lecturer. He has a degree in Ecology and has worked in farming, timber and for the RSPB in the field and as a regional co-ordinator. He is the author of three books in Welsh and one in English.

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In Wild Places television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty from the many nature reserves in wales. From the Great Orme to Magor Marsh, from Oxwich on the Gower to Gronant Dunes, Williams criss-crosses Wales. His list includes coastal sites from estuaries to inaccessible cliffs – plus Skomer and other islands – valleys, mountains, meadows, bogs, woods and former industrial land. These wild places vary in size from Lake Vyrnwy to Kenfig, squeezed between Porthcawl and Port Talbot steelworks. They include sites of international significance, like Cors Caron, and the managed beauty of Cosmeston Lakes Park near Barry.

As Wild Places shows, the sites are full of the widest variety of trees, plants, birds, animals and insects. Williams draws on his many years as a naturalist in Wales to provide a survey of natural delights of each site. Here are the rare wild daffodils of Coed-y-Bwl and the recently discovered Welsh clearwing moth, or in contrast 2200 pairs of nesting sandwich terns, or the site with an incredible 797 species of moths. Readers will learn where to find birds of all descriptions, snakes, dragonflies and damselflies, foxes, badgers, hares, eels, salmon, dolphin, hawks, owls, rare wildflowers, fungi, bats: the whole abundance of nature in Wales.

The entry for each site includes a description of what it to be found there, a brief list of the facilities, accessibility and directions. Illustrated in beautiful detail and with glorious images of the site by Wales' top nature photographers, Wild Places is an invitation to enjoy the delights of natural Wales, from the armchair or, more importantly, at the forty sites Williams has selected.