Bird watching and Wildlife
Anglesey is a wonderful place for wildlife and Coed y Berclas is a superb base for bird watching and discovering other creatures of land and sea. Within our 4.7 acres we have a variety of habitats, garden/field/woodland, offering habitat to birds and animals for you to see without leaving Coed y Berclas – even red squirrels are spotted occassionally.
For birdlife, visit Llyn Alaw and the RSPB sites at South Stack and Conwy (mainland). Snowdonia offers a different environment for wildlife and even has its own flower – the Snowdonia lily, brwynddail y mynydd is its Welsh name.
Anglesey also has important wetlands which have their own associated flora and forna – it’s second only to Norfolk in rich-fen systems. The nearest wetland to Coed y Berclas is a short walk away between Llandegfan and Hen Llandegfan, Cyttir Mawr.
At the Anglesey Sea Zoo, 01248 430411, you can learn about the different life-forms which live in the waters of the Menai Strait.
Red Squirrels on Anglesey
The second largest Red Squirrel population in Wales is on Anglesey – and there are no grey squirrels to bother them.
Prince Charles is actively supporting the Red Squirrel Survival Trust and they in turn support the work of the Friends of the Anglesey Red Squirrels and Menter Môn on Anglesey, North Wales. By 1998 the red squirrels of Angelsey faced extinction but there are now about 700 red squirrels on the island. They have returned, not only to coniferous woodland, but also to broadleaved woodland, their home before the grey squirrel invasion.
They have been seen at Coed y Berclas!