We are delighted to announce we’re developing interpretation for this great project
Last year we helped Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust (MWT) submit a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application for the development of a new observatory and interpretation at the Dyfi Osprey Project, just outside Machynlleth in west Wales. The HLF bid was successful and over the last year MWT has been preparing the site and starting work on the new 360 degree observatory. This will enable visitors to experience wonderful views over the Dyfi River, part of Wales’ only Biosphere Reserve and, at certain times of the year, get within 250m of the Ospreys, which breed at Cors Dyfi every summer. We are really pleased to be working with MWT again and yesterday the team had an incredible site meeting, in glorious sunshine, to review the interpretation plan and start the next phase of this project. Over the next nine months we will be working closely with MWT to design and build a range of sensitively integrated and exciting new interpretation for Cors Dyfi to maximise the visitor experience.
We really recommend visiting this site, with its wonderful wetland habitats, magnificent views of the Pumlumon (five peaks) hills, fantastic wildlife, including Ospreys in the summer months (and amazing live footage of their activity), Sedge Warblers, lizards and also MWT’s very own wetland managers, two Water Buffalo. It is already a stunning site but the proposed new facilities, observatory and interpretation will enable visitors to spend more time at Cors Dyfi.
We will let you know when the observatory is open and the interpretation has been installed, so watch this space. In the meantime, there is an army of enthusiatic volunteers ready to welcome you to look at the site as it develops, you can see the Osprey nest in high definition from the live camera feed and you might be lucky, as we were yesterday, to spot one circling overhead.
Follow on Twitter @DyfiOspreys for up to date news on the nest