New funded meadows project in North Herefordshire

Are you a landowner in North Herefordshire? Would you like help and advice in creating wildflower-rich habitats on your land?   UK conservation charity Buglife are working with partners in Shropshire and North Herefordshire to build a landscape scale, habitat connectivity project across the two counties. The project will seek to restore and create wildflower-rich habitats in our countryside following… Read more →

An Introduction to Conservation Grazing by Moor Meadows

In December Moor Meadows hosted two fascinating webinars on conservation grazing. Conservation grazing is livestock grazing that promotes biodiversity, encouraging wildflowers as well as creating a diversity of habitats for wildlife. Speakers and topics in Part One : Key speaker, Jerry Tallowin An Introduction to Conservation Grazing: Conservation grazing aims to maintain and increase the biodiversity of natural or semi-natural… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows December Newsletter

As the days draw shorter and shorter, take some time to explore or watch again the fantastic array of meadow related talks and webinars that have been taking place over the past year. Many of these are available free of charge on YouTube including the entire Floodplain Meadows 2021 Partnership Conference (see below). Read on to also find a link… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows November Newsletter

Many of you have probably been closely following the events at COP26 in Glasgow where activists and scientists from around the world have, once again, been stressing the urgent need for action to tackle the ongoing climate crisis. Species rich grasslands are part of the answer with the soils beneath them being capable of locking away up to 54 tonnes… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows October Newsletter

Since the last newsletter, this year’s Meadow Makers have been busy restoring meadows supported by the Herefordshire Meadows team. Local provenance seed has been harvested from flower rich donor sites, sieved and dried and spread on recipient sites. Restoration works are completed on about 80% of our Meadow Maker sites and remaining sites are scheduled for the coming weeks. We… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows August Newsletter

July has been a busy month as we have been harvesting seed from species rich meadows across the county to be used in the Plantlife Meadow Makers project. The harvested seed is dried and stored ready to be spread on the restoration fields later in the year. We also restored two sites using green hay – very hot work in… Read more →

Soilmentor training day in Dilwyn

On 12th July Annie Landless, Community Development coordinator at Vidacycle, led an introductory session to the Soilmentor app for 20 of our core group members. The Soilmentor software is designed to help farmers learn what healthy soils and flourishing biodiversity look like on a farm and enable farmers to make better informed farm management decisions. Participants were first given a… Read more →

National Meadows Day – Saturday 3rd July

Saturday July 3rd was National Meadows Day, a day dedicated to our wonderful wildflower meadows. To mark the occasion Plantlife launched it’s new Meadows Hub which has loads of fantastic information on how to make and look after a meadow. Here in Herefordshire we celebrated by hosting two events in Titley and near Bromyard respectively. At the morning event in… Read more →