Evening Meadow Walk at Bythan

On Monday 24th June, the weather finally delivered for our first evening meadow walk of the year. The event was kindly hosted by Hilary Hillier at Bythan, Avenbury, who has been restoring grassland for 20 years using a variety of methods including green hay, local provenance seed and plug planting with great success. One of the fields visited during the evening was selected as a new Local Wildlife Site in 2022, and another field restored in 2019 received seed from Herefordshire’s Coronation Meadow at Joan’s Hill.

At the event, artist and photographer, Paul Ligas @paulligasphotography, gave a talk about his work with anthotypes created with, and inspired by, wild plants, including wildflowers found here in Herefordshire meadows. Using natural pigments from plants, sunlight and plant stencils, his environmentally low-impact art and photography allows people to interact with wildflowers in an innovative and engaging way.

Many thanks to all who attended. You can find out more about Paul’s work here: https://paulligasvisualart.uk.