Caroline Hanks

Bumblebee survey and ID virtual workshops 2020 and upcoming bee clinic

Great to have so many people with us over the last two weeks for Bumblebee survey refresher and ID sessions led by Hayley Herridge, Conservation Officer, Buglife. We have also refined Herefordshire Meadows guidance on bumblebee monitoring for meadow restoration for 2019 Meadow making pilots, 2020 Pollinator Meadows and anyone else wanting to survey bumblebees. Please refer to this before… Read more →

Opportunities for farmers making the most of grazing – Russell Carrington PFLA webinar

Last weeks Transforming the Future of Land Management webinar had a great introduction to Pasture Fed Livestock Association with Russell Carrington talking about Opportunities for farmers for making the most of grazing. Lucy Bates from LEAF then talked about Integrating Resilience. Russ describes the importance of diverse swards for pasture fed livestock systems. You can listen again to the presentations … Read more →

PFLA host talk on soil health and regenerative farming practices 24 June

Talking Soil: Nicole Masters in conversation with Tim Williams   Date: Wednesday 24th June Time: 7.30pm British Summer Time We are very excited to be able to bring to you one of the leading advocates and knowledge bases of regenerative farming practices. During this session Nicole will discuss the absolute importance of soil health within a pastured system, touching on… Read more →

Buglife launches the Landscapes for wild pollinators survey

Buglife launches the Landscapes for wild pollinators survey. Are you are farmer, forester or land manager in England? Would you like to help deliver wildflower-rich habitat for pollinators across the countryside? Please complete Buglife’s Landscapes for wild pollinators survey by clicking on this link:  https://tinyurl.com/y8drjmng Buglife’s Landscapes for wild pollinators survey asks farmers for their opinions on the best way… Read more →

Herefordshire’s new buzz. B-Lines network announced

Buglife has just announced the B-Lines network available for wildflower restoration, helping our pollinating insects to thrive across the county. You can see the map of the B-Lines network and read more in the recent press release If you are wanting to create meadows then looking at this map and discussing your plans with Herefordshire Meadows advisers might help justify… Read more →