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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 – BLines network announced

Buglife has just announced the Blines network available for wildflower restoration, helping our pollinating insects to thrive across the county. You can see the map of the BLines 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 →

Meadow creation option coming soon in local Natural Flood Management Construction grant

Herefordshire River Wye and Lugg Natural Flood Management Project is a Herefordshire Council project working in seven catchments in the county. There are a range of grant items available for land owners who want to get involved.  Bethany Lewis is the project officer who is arranging for wildflower meadow creation to be added to the list of landowner innovation options… Read more →

Stewardship Claim deadline extended to 15 June 2020

This is a gentle reminder that all that Countryside Stewardship claims (described as Multi Annual Stewardship claims) plus any supporting evidence are due by midnight on 15th June 2020. This is an extension of a month from the usual May deadline. Environmental Stewardship Annual Claim Forms must also be returned to RPA by the same deadline Please see here for… Read more →

A year in the life of a meadow

Meadow Diary  Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Conservation Manager Andrew Nixon is filming a video diary charting the seasons and species in his meadow, created at his Herefordshire garden. Part one filmed in late March 2020 is available to watch here. A great chance to see meadow plants early in the season   More installments coming soon.   Read more →

Simple wildflower and bee surveys help farmers demonstrate benefits of diverse swards on the farm

Herefordshire Meadows members are demonstrating the benefits of restoration projects by doing  rapid plant and bee surveys.  Everyone can join in by starting now while walking the farm this spring.  If you want any help or advice please CONTACT us.  Virtual training sessions are being planned.   We are confident that herb rich grassland will be supported by DEFRA in… Read more →

Meadow Making in 2019 – final summary

Thanks to The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation we were able to support farms, smallholdings and community spaces to create and restore 49 ha of meadows in Herefordshire in 2019. This map shows where the fields are located around Herefordshire The farmers used a huge range of different restoration methods and have done plant and bee surveys on the field… Read more →