These insect larvae glow in the dark! Keep a carefully eye out at night to see the glow worm's amazing display
Glow worms have dazzled mankind for thousands of years. They are a medium sized, narrow beetle and can be found in chalky or limestone areas. Look for them from late May to early September (with a peak in mid-July) as soon as it gets dark – they will have a similar appearance to small LED lights. If you see them please don’t take them home as trophies as their continued existence on any site can be carefully in the balance.
Llanymynech Heritage Area forms part of an extensive site known as Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area and is the ideal environment to look for glow worms. The site represents a nationally significant ‘industrial production line in the landscape’ together with a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age.
Visitors to Llanymynech Heritage Area can expect to experience woodland, wildflower meadows and canal side walks together with extensive interpretation of the industrial archaeology, in particular the rare Hoffman Kiln on site.
For more information on glow worms why not visit the Wildlife Trust webpage.