Cwm Idwal Wildlife

In Cwm Idwal a record is kept of the invertebrates, amphibians, fish, small mammals and birds.

Hebog Tramor - Falco Peregrinus

The habitats found at Cwm Idwal contain plants that attract specific insects, which in turn attract those animals that prey upon them. These habitats, that can be cliff faces, rivers or dry heath, also provide nesting, feeding and mating opportunities.

Surveys of Cwm Idwal record the animals living there. The surveys are overseen by the Cwm Idwal Partnership. The public can get involved in wildlife recording by volunteering with conservation bodies, or by using applications such as ‘Birdtrack’, which is the public recording system provided by the BTO.

The public are welcome to share any records of plants or animals, by providing a Picture, location and recording time with the officers based in the visitor Centre or in Bwthyn Ogwen.

Below is a gallery of some animals that have been recorded at Cwm Idwal:

Mursen Fawr Goch (Pyrrhosoma Nymphula)
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma Nymphula)