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 →


All welcome to our ANNUAL FORUM.  SPEAKERS – DISCUSSION – REFRESHMENTS – NETWORKING   Of interest to anyone who wants to find out more about the benefits of plant diversity, holisitic grazing systems, matching livestock to available resources, reducing dependency on inputs, transition pathways and many other kinds of diversity.    DIVERSITY IN GRASSLAND SYSTEMS: The key to agroecological TRANSITION   … Read more →

National Meadows Day – Herefordshire’s Coronation Meadow 10 years on

National Meadows Day is Plantlife’s annual event held at locations around the country each Summer to celebrate our magnificent meadows.  This event at Hurstans, led by Herefordshire Meadows, is a chance to visit one of the original coronation meadow project restoration sites. Seed from the county coronation meadow, Joan’s Hill was introduced in 2013 and in 2022 the site was… Read more →