A chance to see meadow restoration in action and hear from Tony Norman about the SSSI, how he has collected seed and spread it on the new field
From 16.00 until 19.30
At Moseley Common SSSI
The Leen, Pembridge, HR6 9HN
Booking through Herefordshire Rural Hub 01432 353465 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours depart at 4.00pm and 5.30 pm.
Moseley Common (now enclosed) is an SSSI on the Norman family farm. It is a 12 acre area of wet meadow and bog that has been known to naturalists since the C19. Although under-drained during WW2 it has never really been reclaimed for farming. During the last 3 years more than 250 species of plant have been identified, many rare in Herefordshire. A license has been obtained from Natural England to mow part of it (and collect seeds) to spread (strew) on an adjacent small field to attempt to expand the area.
Come and see the SSSI, collect some seed and help to spread in the 'new field'. Also hear about a parallel Facilitation Fund project running on the Curl Brook that runs through the SSSI.
• Meet and park on the old railway line reached by following signs through the Leen Farm yard and along farm tracks past the caravan site and along the railway line.
• Space for all, but please state your preference for 4.00pm or 5.30pm tour when booking.
• Light refreshments provided at car parking area.
• Stout footwear required. Wet site even in hot weather