Wildlife in West Wales
West Wales has breathtaking natural beauty. The very impressive array of habitats here in Wales gives rise to a a diverse range of wild creatures. Here, you’ll see mountains, heaths, moors, coastal cliffs and the sea. From woodland to farmland to coastal paths, the indigenous flora and faun are abundant and readily visible.
The Snowdon Lily, a hold over from the Ice Age, the puffin, gannets, kittiwakes, shags and razorbills all make their home in Wales. The small but impressive hedgehog inbabits many of the local gardens and hedgerows. Sea-going gems such as dolphins, porpoises and whales can be seen close to shore and on coastal boat trips at vaious times of the year.
The islands of Skokholm and Skomer are the home to more than half the world’s Manx Shearwaters. In the valleys, hills and coastal areas of Wales there is a rugged beauty that is unmatched, with an abundance of wildlife that is rarely found elsewhere in this busy, overcrowded world.