Tag Archive for meadows

Marvellous Meadows in the Wye Valley

On the hottest day in August we contributed to a short film about meadow restoration at The Hyde in Woolhope, thanks to JOhn and Mary Windham. This was one of three short films commissioned for the Wye Valley AONB’s 2020 Wye Valley River Festival.  You can watch the video below and catch up with a discussion session that follows with… Read more →

Seedling Safari – First Stop of the Season

This is the first of our autumn seedling safaris and is a great chance to see a meadow in early establishment.  Matt Pitts, Plantlife’s Meadow Adviser will be joining us to look at a restoration a few weeks after seeding where our host Ian Horsley has recently enhanced some permanent pasture with wildflower seed through the Boost for Biodiversity programme.… 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 →

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 →

Hay Days Survey

Floodplain Meadows PhD Student Vicky Bowskill, is looking at hay as part of her studies. She is making a plea to anyone who makes hay from species rich fields, or buys it in for livestock use, to fill in the questionnaire here https://openuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/hay-days Further information about the study is attached and can also be found on our website. Please share… Read more →