WT Ffrwd Farm Mire

Wildlife Trust site. It is notified as part of the Gwernedd Pembre SSSI. This site has a range of habitats, for dragonflies there is a fen, reedbed, and open water.  Recent management has seen a pond dug and scrub controlled. Dragonfly species include the Hairy Dragonfly and Variable Damselfly.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

Experience the wild fenland, which once stretched from Kidwelly to Burry Port.

 

Top species

Hairy Dragonfly

A unique looking species.

Main flight period is March to July.

Females are secretive but males can be seen patrolling the waters edge.

Image by David Kitching

 

 

Seasonal Highlights

Hairy Dragonflies kick the spring off emerging a lot early than any other Hawker.

By mid summer more species of Hawker are on the wing, including Common Hawker, a specialist of fens and bogs.

By autumn darters are on show; the red-orange Common Darter and the blood red Ruddy Darter.

 

Image by David Kitching

 

 

Contact Us

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
The Nature Centre
Fountain Road
Tondu
Bridgend
CF32 0EH

T: 01656 724 100

Species Flight Periods

These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in north where the climate is cooler.

WT Ffrwd Farm Mire