Tag Archive for meadows

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 →

Marvellous Meadows in the Wye Valley

On the hottest day in August we contributed to a short film about meadow restoration at The Hyde in Woolhope, thanks to JOhn and Mary Windham. This was one of three short films commissioned for the Wye Valley AONB’s 2020 Wye Valley River Festival.  You can watch the video below and catch up with a discussion session that follows with… Read more →

Seedling Safari – First Stop of the Season

This is the first of our autumn seedling safaris and is a great chance to see a meadow in early establishment.  Matt Pitts, Plantlife’s Meadow Adviser will be joining us to look at a restoration a few weeks after seeding where our host Ian Horsley has recently enhanced some permanent pasture with wildflower seed through the Boost for Biodiversity programme.… Read more →