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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 →

Moths and Meadows in the Black Mountains

Hilary Engel hosted a moth evening at Fair Oak Farm this May, for some neighbouring Herefordshire Meadows members and other enthusiasts in the Black Mountains.¬† Below is their report of the evening’s findings, and some links to resources for those wanting to get started with moth trapping. Moth Evening, Fair Oak Farm, May 2023 We set up three traps in… Read more →

Herefordshire’s Meadows on film

As part of an ongoing meadow restoration project supported by Air Wick UK we had the pleasure of welcoming a film crew from WWF UK to Herefordshire last summer to capture some of the fantastic work local landowners, graziers and farmers are doing to bring UK nature back to life. You can watch the short film on YouTube now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AELSPqw6XUk… Read more →

Open Garden Event at Eardisley Castle followed by Choral Evensong in Eardisley Church

Meadow Restoration at Castle House was part of the Pollinator Meadows Project funded by The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund through Plantlife and Herefordshire Meadows.¬† ¬† Blair Priday, host, summarised the project saying “We started making Castle meadow in September 2020 with a great deal of invaluable support from Herefordshire Meadows and Plantlife.¬†¬†This was Herefordshire Meadows’ first experience of making… Read more →

Shelterbelts and ‘Living Barn’ Wood Pasture Mosaics

A big thank you to Rich Thomas who hosted the third event in our¬†Meadows, Mosaics and Mitigating¬†Climate Change¬†spring series. We kicked off the afternoon with guest speaker Sam Hollick (Bangor University) who spoke to us about his research on shelterbelts and how they can be integrated into grassland systems to help improve livestock productivity and resilience. We then went out… Read more →

Making Meadows across Herefordshire

With the support of various funders, since 2019 Herefordshire Meadows members have been able to carry out meadow restoration works across the county. Most recently, in 2021, as a partner on Plantlife’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund Meadow Makers project we have restored over 56ha of additional wildflower meadows across Herefordshire. Below is a map showing where we have been working.… Read more →

Wood Meadows with George Peterken

Kicking off our series of spring talks entitled¬†Meadows, Mosaics and Mitigating Climate¬†Change George Peterken, renowned woodland ecologist, nature conservation advisor and author of the book Meadows (2013 British Wildlife Collection), gave a fascinating presentation on the topic of wood meadows. After first introducing the concept and showing some examples of traditional wood meadows in Europe, specifically in the Baltic states… Read more →

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

This online conference is taking place over 3 days with¬†morning and early evening sessions. Keynote speakers include Barry Gardiner MP, Tine Christiansen (European Environment Agency) and Tony Juniper (Chair, Natural England). Topics of discussion will include; soil carbon storage, natural flood management, strategic floodplain meadow restoration and many more. More information about the event and how to purchase tickets can… Read more →