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                                     local // lleol14. The EGO®Williams who is based in nearby Cwmystwyth and is a Garden Restorer focussing on plant growth and landscape conservation. There was also refreshments supplied on the day for lunch,kindly organised by Mandy Cowie. At the end of the day there was a fabulous talk by the Butterfly Recorder for Ceredigion, Paul Taylor. Many people were present to watch this. The children from the Cylch Meithrin and school also had a great time down at the woodland with outdoor education supervised by Jo Dainty of Everyday Play. Two sessions of 2 hours each, one morning and one afternoon. Outdoor Education packs for the children were designed by Jo Dainty of Everyday Play and printed/supplied by Argraffwyr Lewis+Hughes Printers, Tregaron. Evans coaches of Tregaron supplied the use of a 53 seater bus and Kangaloos supplied the toilets for the day.The Bioblitz day was organised for 8th July 2023 and was co-organised between Coed Y Bont and CUPHAT. The day was promoted on social media, The Cambrian News and on flyers and posters designed by Jo Dainty of Everyday Play and printed/supplied by Ar-graffwyr Lewis+Hughes Printers, Tregaron. This was a great citizen science exercise. Phillipa Lewis and Dewi Roberts both of Aberystwyth University, Jo Dainty of Everyday Play and Doug Lloyd of South and West Wildlife Trust all helped and assisted in carrying out pond dipping surveys of what was left of the large pond after quite a dry period , and walks through the woodland by using our eyes, checking on camera traps and looking at photos already collated previously and the Merlin bird app. Many species were collated and eventually sent to WWBIC recording offices to add to local Welsh records. These in-cluded newtlets, several dragon fly species and nymphs, diving beatles, other insects, various plants, butterflies and birds.Coed Y Bont had a great volunteer barbecue on July 16th 2023 enjoyed by everyone present, even, though there was some rain, but we were kept dry by erecting a tarpaulin between trees over the fire. The disability easy access gate was purchased and picked up from CCF in Tregaron. A moth trap, battery and charger were also purchased . The Level 2 and 3 Forest School qualifications carried out by teachers and supervisors at the Cylch Meithrin and the School at Pontrhydfendigaid carried out 6 sessions with children in Nov/Dec 2023 as part of the qualification. Forest School Equipment was bought with HLF Funding and delivered, so that these sessions were able to be carried out and future education events when they are fully qualified. The Brush cutting training was carried out in September 2023 for 5 volunteers, including 2 refresher and 3 x 2 day full courses. Safety Boots bought for all 5 so that brush can be cut as safely as possible. T-shirts, sweatshirts and hi-viz all with Coed Y Bont logos were provided for all volunteers to be purchased with HLF funding. This will make us look that little bit more professional and promote our volunteering on Facebook and at events. The posts and easy access disa-bility gate were erected, the iron mongery for the gate being attached by Jim Cowie(Treasurer and Trustee) off site. Not forgetting the 240 Saplings from the Woodland Trust were planted (Nov 2023) to create another barrier between the path and road. Where the bank separating the road with the path is narrow we have increased the height of the bank so it is more level 
                                
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