Meadows and invertebrates

Join us for our final evening meadow walk of the season where we focus on all the little bugs and beasties that live and thrive in the species rich grassland of the Mowley Valley courtesy of the Bulmer family and the Mowley Valley project coordinator, Catherine Janson.  Follow this link to book your FREE place Read more →

Meadow Walk and medicinal plants

Join us for our third evening meadow walk at Broadmoor Common Local Nature Reserve where we will be joined by botanist and qualified medical herbalist Rowan Mconegal who advocates the living tradition of herbal medicine and will guide us through some of the amazing properties of our native meadow plants.    Follow this link to book your FREE place Read more →

National Meadows Day walk at Urishay Court Farm

For National Meadows Day this year we will be visiting some fabulous grasslands at Urishay Court Farm courtesy of Tom and Catherine Oliver. A chance to see a range of meadows and pastures where the main restoration interventions have been ongoing since 2018 through changes in grassland management rather than the introduction of wildflower seed. Tom’s restoration strategy has an… Read more →

Meadow Walk and Native Anthotype Exploration

Join us for our first evening meadow walk of 2024 where we explore the wonderful meadows at Bythan courtesy of Hilary Hillier. We will have the opportunity to visit fields which were selected as new Local Wildlife Sites in 2022 as well as visiting a 2019 restoration site.  Joining us for the evening will be Ledbury based artist Paul Ligas… Read more →

Winter Management of Species-Rich Grassland

Join Buglife & Herefordshire Meadows to discuss optimal winter management of species-rich grassland including… Seedling germination timings Grazing regimes Ways to manage less desirable species Seedling ID session Advice on restoration methods and species-rich grassland as part of your stewardship Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided afterwards. Booking is essential. To secure your place or for more information, email… Read more →

The Grassland Gap –   Payment rates for flower rich grassland in CS have more than doubled in 2024 but is permanent flower rich grassland still the poor relation compared to other farm habitats?

Join us with speaker Jo Riggall, Plantlife’s Grassland Advocacy Officer Be inspired by Jo about what it might take to fill the gap through Policy and Practice. Hear about Plantlife’s work on irreplaceable grasslands, government and private funding streams, planning and much more. Discover how Herefordshire grassland managers can benefit and contribute to ensure better outcomes, incentives and rewards for… Read more →

Landscape Enhancement Initiative in the Lower Wye

Do you manage land between Coughton and Marstow?  You are invited to Goodrich Village Hall, HR9 6HX November 8th 5 – 7 pm to find out about Funding opportunities for habitat enhancement such as flower rich grassland restoration and creation, wood pasture, hedge planting and restoration, orchard creation Free advisory visit to explore your objectives from local advisers AONB application… Read more →

Waxcap Walk – CHANGE OF VENUE – Now being held in Eaton Bishop

Join us for an autumnal ID day at Stockings Meadow Nature Reserve led by Jo Weightman, the Herefordshire Fungus Recorder and courtesy of David Hutton, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. This is a great chance to: Identify some of the more distinctive waxcap fungi (Download the Plantlife Waxcap guide to your phone or device and bring small UNlidded plastic container(s) with you)… Read more →

Festival of Wildlife

Rory Johnson from Herefordshire Meadows will be leading a Meadow Walk at this event which is open to everyone of any age who is interested in recording and learning about our county’s wildlife. Activities will include dissecting owl pellets, foraging, pond dipping, crafts and much more. Hellens cafe will also be open on the day.  FREE ENTRY  Read more →