Wyescapes; Food, Nature, Water

The Wyescapes project launched on 8th May with its inaugural meeting held on the banks of the Wye in Hereford. The project brings together 40 land holdings covering more than 4000 hectares of land along the river corridor, spanning the county of Herefordshire from north to south. The farmers and land managers are working to identify actions and changes they… Read more →

Meadow Making in the Malvern Hills

We are very excited to announce that we will be working with the Malvern Hills National Landscape this summer and autumn to support thirteen different grassland managers across the National Landscape with grassland surveying, soil sampling and grassland restoration works. In total we plan to carry out botanical surveys at 11 sites and will create just under 15ha of new,… Read more →

Improvements in species diversity at Herefordshire Meadows restoration sites.

Analysis of monitoring datasets 2019-2023 Over the last 5 years Herefordshire Meadows has been encouraging and assisting landowners to monitor the progress of their meadow restoration projects, via yearly botanical surveys, beginning with a baseline survey pre-restoration. The simple Rapid Assessment Monitoring method is used, where species are recoded at regular stops whilst walking a zig-zag route through the restoration… Read more →

Updated Meadow Monitoring survey sheets for 2024!

For 2024 we have introduced a slightly amended Rapid Monitoring recording sheet which we hope will assist the new tranche of meadow makers coming in under the Kingspan and other projects, as well as helping previous restoration site owners carrying out their annual monitoring surveys. Download the pdf survey sheet HERE or the Excel file HERE and visit our Survey… Read more →

Winter Management workshop at Barns Farm

On 27th February Meadows Adviser, Rory Johnson, headed up into Shropshire to deliver a workshop on winter management practices for recently restored swards to a group of farmers and farm advisers at Barns Farm. The event was delivered in collaboration with Buglife who carried out extensive grassland restoration works at this recently acquired National Trust property last autumn as part… Read more →

The Grassland Gap: An evening talk with Plantlife

Our Zoom talk last Wednesday from Plantlife’s Grassland Advocacy Officer Jo Riggall was attended by 30 species-rich grassland enthusiasts, who all wanted to know more about this precious habitat getting the recognition it deserves.  It is available to watch online here and the presentation slides here. Jo gave a summary of the impressive work that Plantlife has achieved managing, restoring… Read more →

We are looking for an Assistant Meadows Adviser to join the team – closing date 22 March 2024

Assistant Meadows Adviser – Herefordshire Meadows We’re looking for someone to join our small team of dedicated advisers: Advising landowners on meadow restoration, conservation and management. Raising awareness of the benefits of flower rich swards Expanding the profile of Herefordshire Meadows through website, social media and newsletters Supporting landowner knowledge exchange and improving skills through training and events. Flexible home… Read more →