FOX and CUBS

 

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Fox and cubs, also known as Hawksweed,  flower from June to September, allowing the maximum amount of time available for various species of bees and butterflies to pollinate them. The colour lends itself well to the common name, being not dissimilar to the fur of a fox, with the cubs being the many buds that grow beneath the blooming flowers ready to take their place.

The fox and cubs plant uses the wind to spread its seeds on parachutes similar to dandelion seeds, though they are smaller and not as fine. As a good source of nectar and pollen, attracts honeybees and bumblebees and flies that in turn attract birds.

 

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Latest News:

SUNDAY CANOE and KAYAK HIRE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are urgently required to keep the canoe hire project going, throughout the summer Sundays. We may have to close on some Sundays if more volunteers are not found. If you are interested in helping, please contact Gill on 07835 440511.

 

DREDGING

The Swansea Canal should be a premier visitor destination.

Swansea Canal Society is applying for Welsh Government funding to regenerate the canal between Clydach and Trebanos.

SCS volunteers are already repairing the historic structures along the waterway. If our application to the Rural Communities Development Fund is approved, contractors will dredge the water channel under the supervision of Canal & River Trust staff.

The dredging will be the next phase of our vision to regenerate the historic waterway as a premier water-based activity centre.

A beautiful but underused canal is being transformed into a major visitor destination. This will help support local businesses by raising the profile of the rural areas of Neath and Swansea as a base for tourism, with more money spent in the local economy by visitors.

With a trip boat, a small boat Festival, canoeing, disabled angling, and high-quality interpretation of our valley’s heritage, the Swansea Canal will be an exciting place to visit, as well as offering healthy lifestyle activities such as walking and cycling.

As part of the application for funding, Swansea Canal Society must show that the project will benefit the local tourism economy.

If you know anyone with a business based in the rural areas, can you please ask them to show their support for this exciting project by completing a very brief response form at:-

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5BXFHMF

 

 ABOUT THE SOCIETY

We are  a society run by volunteers who are all enthusiastic about maintaining, improving and restoring the canal. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in a range of ways from administration, fundraising, working on the canal, to working on our Canoe Hire Project. All abilities and ages are welcome.

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If you would like to join us in any capacity, you will be given a warm welcome. Just go to the Contact Us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you feel that volunteering is not for you, then perhaps you would like to support us by becoming a member. Whatever you decide to do, please come and visit the canal and take a walk or ride along it, and enjoy its beauty and the wildlife it supports.

Thank you for looking at our website and we hope you enjoy reading our blogs, looking at our photographs and seeing what we are doing.

 

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
24/07/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
31/07/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
07/08/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
14/08/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
21/08/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
28/08/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
04/09/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
11/09/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
18/09/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party
25/09/2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
Work Party

 

SCS VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgwv1-kRgQYgelFffGbmDNA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDiWTl0BKps