Caroline Hanks

Churchyards and burial grounds as havens for pollinators and wildlife

Many Herefordshire Churchyard and Burial grounds support a diversity of wildflowers and grasses and provide important refuges for wildlife, including pollinators.   Llanwarne churchyard We have an opportunity to work with Caring for God’s Acre (CFGA) and get involved in species recording and monitoring as well as helping with management.  Some of the churchyards and burial grounds could become valuable seed… Read more →

Herefordshire meadows potentially at risk from tree planting

Many people are taking positive action to responding to the climate emergency by planting trees. Our wildflower grassland is a precious resource that is still decreasing nationally. Herefordshire Meadows members are rising to the challenge of creating and restoring native wildflower grassland across the County (summary of 2019 meadow making pilot ) and we’re keen to ensure existing meadows are… Read more →

Summary of Herefordshire Meadows activity 2019

2019 was a great year for Herefordshire Meadows. Our activities expanded as our members knowledge and confidence increased and we were fortunate to be given additional charitable funding to enable 49 ha of Meadow Making as part of a Nature Recovery Network Pilot with Plantlife and Natural England. Follow this link for more detail Summary of 2019 Hfds Meadows     Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows Forum 29 Feb 2020. Carbon, cows and calculators. Diverse swards as part of the solution.

Herefordshire Meadows 4th Annual Forum full programme announced and open for booking. Come and find out what Herefordshire Meadows has been up to in 2019 Hear group members share their experience of meadow making Discover how to develop a carbon reduction strategy for your farm Key speakers include :- Becky Willson, Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit. Carbon, cows and calculators –… Read more →