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The whole area is rich in wildlife with over 100 species of breeding birds, 35 mammals, 30 butterflies, 20 dragonflies and damselflies, and 450 flowering plants. The Red Kite was once down to one breeding pair in Great Britain in Cors Caron and is now wide spread in the area, and beautiful to watch. There are a few feeding stations for the Red Kite, the most notable being Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, just North of here on the A44 and Gigrin Farm, near Rhayder on the A470, which can attract up to 300 birds at feeding times.

The Cambrian Mountain Society is campaigning for the Cambrian Mountains to be An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is equal to and often greater than that of some British national parks and is politically distributed between Powys, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

Coed Y Bont, Pontrhydfendigaid Community Woodland. A beautiful woodland of varied habitat and wildlife, located about half a mile on the right down Abbey Road on the way to Strata Florida Abbey. It is formed by two areas of woodland Coed Delgoed and Coed Cnwch, covering an area of 24.2 hectares (approx 60 acres).

Paths winding through Coed Dolgoed finished on 10th April 2015 and opened by Iola Williams a Welsh Wildlife Specialst and T.V. Presenter on 25th September 2015

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