Bumblebee ID Training led by Dr Richard Comont – Booking opens on 1st June

On this training course you will learn how to distinguish between the most common bumblebee species, practice catching and identifying bumblebees in the field and learn how to set up a BeeWalk. Please arrive at 09.30 for a 10.00am start. Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival. Please bring your own water bottles, snacks etc.  You will need:- A What’s that Bumblebee Guide The most useful… Read more →

Wood Meadows

First in our series Meadows, Mosaics and Mitigating Climate Change Please join us to find out about this mosaic habitat and it’s potential benefits for livestock systems in Herefordshire  George Peterken, renowned woodland ecologist, nature conservation advisor and author of the book Meadows (2013), will give a Zoom presentation about Wood Meadows. He will cover questions including ; what are wood-meadows,… Read more →

Winter Management of Recently Restored Meadows – Taking the Seedling’s View

A chance to discuss winter meadow management with or without grazing livestock to increase the chances of your restoration being successful James has been restoring meadows using a range of techniques over recent years and a great place for discussion. There may be seedlings and wildflower leaves to see to help you brush up your plant ID without flowers.   Cake provided… Read more →

Principles of Creating Flower Rich Meadows

Caroline Hanks and Sue Holland will share their experience and answer questions on the principles of meadow creation and restoration. Topics covered will include; what to think about when planning a meadow restoration, plus examples of some of the restoration methods Herefordshire Meadows’ members have used in recent years. This is for anyone who’s new to meadow creation and restoration,… Read more →

A Smallholders Experience of Machinery for Flower Rich Meadows

Tim Daniels will give us a presentation about his 5.5 acre flower rich smallholding near Longtown on the edge of the Black Mountains. Tim supports local meadow restoration projects as a seed donor and with practical management and restoration too. This talk is for any smallholder who’s wondering about the cost-benefits of purchasing their own machinery as opposed to setting… Read more →