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New social media support helps you celebrate Swansea's wildlife

The Swansea Local Nature Partnership has launched a Twitter account to coincide with Wales Nature Week (May 30-June 7).

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@SwanseaNature welcomes and encourages people around the city to share nature stories and photos - and Wales Nature Week focuses on nature on your doorstep and in gardens.

There are a number of virtual events and activities people can get involved with via www.bit.ly/WNWeek20.

Also, Friday, June 5, is World Environment Day, with a focus is on biodiversity. Its online toolkit shows how you can do your bit for nature - www.bit.ly/WEDay20.

Swansea Council's biodiversity champion Cllr Peter Jones said: "Many of us walk and cycle in our wonderful local public parks and are breathing less polluted air from the reduced levels of vehicle traffic. 

"Moreover, bird-song is more audible, especially as we moved a little while back into the breeding season. Birds themselves are more noticeable as we've found more time to stand and stare. In general, we've been able to connect more to the vibrant natural world that we're so fortunate to have here in Swansea.

"I live close to Singleton Park and walk through it most days. It's been wonderful to enjoy the large areas of glistening yellow buttercup and cheerful daisies, and to see the broad swathes of natural grassland left to grow and seed, supporting so many species of pollinating bees and other insects. 

"Biodiversity in Wales, as everywhere, is diminishing and we must do all that we can to counter this."

Swansea Local Nature Partnership: www.bit.ly/SLNP20

Photo: Wild garlic in Park Wood, Gower

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