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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

The Council Offices, Newport Road,

Bedwas,

Caerphilly

CF83 8YB

 

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Wildlife Overview

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Wildlife

 Overview

Coed Craig Ruperra comprises 150 acres of broadleaved woodland, conifer plantation, heathland, wildflower meadow and ponds. The woodland still supports a substantial area of coniferous plantation that goes back to the afforestation of the site in the 1920s. It is the aim of the Trust to return the site back to deciduous woodland and encourage a wide range of biodiversity.  

 

The woodland has been designated by Caerphilly County Borough Council as a Site of Importance to Nature Conservation for its status as an ancient woodland site and for its importance to rare and endangered species such as the Hazel Dormouse.

 

The many habitats of the woodland are home to a stunning range of flora and fauna. Many of the species are common but they also include locally and nationally rare species, many of which feature in the Local and UK Biodiversity Action Plans. Included in the flora are several plants considered to be ancient woodland indicators, such as Bluebell, Wood Anemone, Dog’s Mercury, Wild Daffodil, Moschatel, Wood Sorrel and Ramsons.

 

Our knowledge of Ruperra’s flora and fauna is increasing all the time; however your observations and records are very important to us so please keep sharing your sightings by contacting us using the email link  at the top of the left hand column.