Flora and Fauna

Reed Cutting of Wytchett Lake

Pendine is part of the Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries Special Area of Conservation (SAC), the Carmarthen Bay Dunes Special Area of Conservation, Laugharne and Pendine Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small area of the Taff Estuary Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI). Click here for further information from Natural Resources Wales (formally Countryside Council for Wales - CCW) website. Below are some of the species of Flora and Fauna that make MOD Pendine a unique site:

  • Allis (Alsoa alosa) and Twaite shad (Alosa fallax);
  • River Lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis)
  • Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon arinus); After the Reed Cutting by CCW on Wytchett Lake
  • Otter (Lutra Lutra);
  • Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra);
  • Red-throated diver (Gavia stellate);
  • Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca);
  • Eider (Somateria);
  • Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus);
  • Fen orchid (Liparis Loeselii);
  • Petalwort (Petallophylum ralfsii);
  • Bladderwort (Utricularia australis); Otter conservation in conjunction with the RSPCA
  • Dune gentian (Gentianella uliginosa);
  • Water vole (Arvicola terrestris);
  • Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria);
  • Small blue (Cupido minimus);
  • Sharp rush (Juncus acutus)
  • Variegated horsetail (Equisetum variegatum);
  • Round leaved wintergreen (Pyrola rotundifolia subsp. Maritima);
  • Portland spurge (Euphobia portlandica);
  • Dotted sedge (Carex punctata).