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Rachel Mullett - Pembrokeshire Moments

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In collaboration with Pembrokeshire Moments we’re delighted to bring you Rachel Mullet’s exclusive, high quality Pembrokeshire photographic gifts.

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Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Feature image Freshwater West by Nigel J. Bevans

Featured image – Through the dunes at Freshwater West.

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It is midwinter in Wales and I’m standing on a deserted beach – and I’m completely naked and letting the warm December sun dry me off. Because I’ve just been swimming in the sea (which on a bright day like this doesn’t feel anywhere near as cold as you might fear) and because I neglected to bring a towel with me.

I should hasten to add that there is no one else on the sands at Porthmynawyd Bay, and in fact no one else probably for a mile or so in either direction along the coast. That’s why I couldn’t resist discarding my clothes for a quick impromptu dip…

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A Field Year – March

Feature image Frosty path in North Pembrokeshire Farming Field Year - March

Spring comes to the Field

The month of March in Pembrokeshire, as in many places, can be a contrast  – definite signs of Spring, but still some grey days and early frosts. Here in North Pembrokeshire in 2017 there is a wonderful warm spell at the end of the month, but also several unusually crisp starts. Averaging about 9-11 C the rise in temperatures overall allowing the plants and fields to flourish.

For farmers, the longer days are very welcome as there is much to do at this time of year – lambing and calving is well under way, along with top-dressing and fertilising the fields. There is still plenty of slurry spreading, too.

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West Wales Walks – St Davids Airfield.

stunning light at St davids

Now a Site of Special Scientific Interest –  the disused airfield of St Davids provides a very unusual and fascinating place to walk, ride or run. With panoramic views around the peninsula, this can be a wonderful place to enjoy the ever-changing skies of Pembrokeshire. With accessible paths and plenty of variety, this part of the National Park is ideal for all ages and abilities and is very popular with dog-walkers.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in Pembrokeshire.

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Did you count the wildlife that’s counting on you?

Did you participate in the 2017 Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? Did you send off for your pack from the RSPB? It had lots of goodies and helpful tips and guides to get you involved in this vital national survey of birdlife in the UK.

2017 is the 38th year of collecting this data and over half a million people now take part in their garden or park. This is the world’s largest wildlife survey, giving a detailed snapshot of how wildlife is faring. Last year the most overwhelming result was the sad decline in starlings and the songthrush (98% decline since 2006) seen in recent years plus the success of the long-tailed tit after a mild winter in 2015/16.

Just outside the time boundary of our ‘count’ we were entertained by a pair of Water Rail!

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