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The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm: Phase III
The Bug Farm Phase 3 project will build on Phases 1 and 2 to deliver an exceptional, year-round, all weather educational experience for tourists, the local community, schools, colleges and universities. Phase 1 developed off-site educational events and research Projects. Phase 2 built on Phase 1 and supported the purchase of a farmstead and the development of the lecture room, laboratory, insect breeding rooms and associated infrastructure/employment. Phase 3 will see the opening of The Bug Farm to the public and in addition to on-site bug hunts, guided walks, workshops and discussion events will include the following:
- A tropical walk-through Bug House created within a polytunnel, landscaped with tropical plants and containing butterflies and other invertebrates (“bugs”).
- A Pembrokeshire (temperate) walk-through Bug House also created in a polytunnel which will join the Tropical Bug House to create one continuous experience from the Amazon rainforest back to Pembrokeshire. This Bug House will be landscaped with Pembrokeshire’s native plants and habitats and stocked with our beautiful under-valued native invertebrate (“bug”) species, many of which are difficult to see in the wild.
- A Cocoon constructed from the farm’s old steel grain silo. You will enter into the hidden, alien world of the sights and sounds of insect metamorphosis.
- A ticket office/shop/gallery housed in the farm’s old milking shed. Here visitors will be able to buy their tickets, bug-hunting kits, entomological equipment, branded merchandise, produce from the Bug Farm farm and view insect art in the gallery area.
Project Total Cost: £155,094.00
Grant Awarded: £32,034.00