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What’s On in May 2013

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Weekend Woodland Volunteering Session
Saturday 4th May. Interested in conservation? Like working outdoors? Come along and get stuck in on a range of woodland/restoration tasks. Meet in the Woodland Centre. 9am-12pm. Wear sturdy footwear, waterproofs and gloves. Free.

Dawn Chorus Walk
Sunday 5th May. To tie in with International Dawn Chorus Day, we’ll be organising a Dawn Chorus Walk leaving from the Woodland Centre at 5am and finishing off with refreshments at around 7am. You’ll need to wear sturdy footwear and waterproofs. To book, email Limited spaces available. Donations at the end of the walk would be much appreciated to cover the cost of refreshments.

Book Launch – The Photographer of Penllergare by Noel Chanan
Tuesday 7th May. Author and photo-historian, Noel Chanan, will be launching his new biography of the Welsh pioneer of photography, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, (creator of Penllergare) at Swansea Museum from 7pm – 8.30pm. He will present an  illustrated lecture on the life, work and times of John Dilwyn Llewelyn. Swansea Museum’s collections of Llewelyn’s photographs will also be on display. RSVP 01792 653763 or

Introduction to Penllergare Guided Walk
Saturday 11th May. This will be the first of our annual guided walks programme designed for people with little or no knowledge of Valley Woods who would like to know more about its history, wildlife and layout. The walk will last approximately 2½ hours. Please wear stout footwear and be prepared to walk two miles with stops. Meet at 2.15pm at the Council Office car park. Free. Donations welcome.

Potting Shed Sale
Saturday 25th May. Join the Friends of Penllergare Valley Woods for a fundraising Potting Shed Sale at the Woodland Centre from 11am-3pm. There’ll be garden accessories, wildlife and garden books, crafts, herbs, shrubs, bedding plants, seedlings, refreshments and more. Call 01558 650416 for further information.

Don’t forget you can also enter our Photography Competition: click here for details

Call 01792 344224



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