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iWild Coed Cilygroeslwyd

Setting up a camera trap

Adrian from NWWT gets hands on…

Coed Cilygroeslwyd (meaning ‘Wood of the Grey Cross’) is the only Yew woodland in Clwyd, with wild daffodils and orchids growing in spring.

This site had never had camera traps placed here before and when we first went to the site there was obviously a high diversity of plant species, which bodes well for wildlife. It was also the first North Wales Wildlife Trust site of the project. 

Again the iWild camera traps were placed here for three weeks and we had no idea what we’d find. Coed Cilygroeslwyd is also home to extremely rare limestone woundwort , which only grows on three sites across Britain, so we had to be very careful where we trod!

The yew woodland here on limestone pavement is beautiful, particularly in April & May when the bluebells and many other woodland flowers are in full bloom.

But what about the animals?

We weren’t sure what we’d find here, as this site was one of the more remote – with a main road and agricultural land surrounding it. Click on the pheasant below to see what we discovered…


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It wasn’t long until the usual suspects showed however!

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