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National Meadows Day walk at Urishay Court Farm

For National Meadows Day this year we will be visiting some fabulous grasslands at Urishay Court Farm courtesy of Tom and Catherine Oliver. A chance to see a range of meadows and pastures where the main restoration interventions have been ongoing since 2018 through changes in grassland management rather than the introduction of wildflower seed. Tom’s restoration strategy has an… Read more →

July Newsletter

Welcome to our July Newsletter. After record-breaking temperatures this June, we have ended the month with some much-needed rain.  With the meadows fast setting seed we are looking forward to a month of seed harvesting this July, with 8 donor sites due to be visited and over 60ha of receptor sites being prepped for restoration this year. Herefordshire Meadows have… Read more →

Herefordshire’s Coronation Meadow 10 years on – National Meadows Day walk at Sollers Hope

To celebrate National Meadows Day 2023 Fiona Fyshe gave us a tour of the beautiful meadows at Sollers Hope on Friday 30th June.  In 2015 this 3.6ha site at Hurstans received brush harvested seed from Joans Hill Coronation Meadow, a Plantlife nature reserve.  The hay meadow now boast a healthy population of Green Winged Orchids as well as many other… Read more →

National Meadows Day – Herefordshire’s Coronation Meadow 10 years on

National Meadows Day is Plantlife’s annual event held at locations around the country each Summer to celebrate our magnificent meadows.  This event at Hurstans, led by Herefordshire Meadows, is a chance to visit one of the original coronation meadow project restoration sites. Seed from the county coronation meadow, Joan’s Hill was introduced in 2013 and in 2022 the site was… Read more →

National Meadows Day – Saturday 2nd July

On Saturday 2nd July we celebrated National Meadows Day, a day dedicated to species rich grasslands. Miriam Griffiths and Anthony Furness hosted a farm walk at Olchon Court where we discussed the management approach they have followed that has created such wonderful, diverse meadows in a mosaic with trees, woodland, pond, riverbank and orchard. This included talking about some of… Read more →

National Meadows Day – Saturday 3rd July

Saturday July 3rd was National Meadows Day, a day dedicated to our wonderful wildflower meadows. To mark the occasion Plantlife launched it’s new Meadows Hub which has loads of fantastic information on how to make and look after a meadow. Here in Herefordshire we celebrated by hosting two events in Titley and near Bromyard respectively. At the morning event in… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows June Newsletter

After an unseasonably wet May, we write this hoping that there are warmer and drier times ahead, as our summer programme begins in earnest and in-person field training sessions finally become possible once again. Traditional meadow habitats don’t just encourage plant biodiversity, they are also vital for a wide range of animals, particularly insects and pollinators. With this in mind,… Read more →