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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 →

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 →

Seedling Safari and Winter Management practices for recently restored swards

A chance to discuss winter meadow management with or without grazing livestock to increase the chances of your restoration being successful. Alongside this we will be testing out our plant ID skills with a seedling identification session. We are very kindly being hosted by Malcolm and Ann Russell who restored 1.5ha of grassland as part of the 2022 Botanica Project supported by Air Wick… Read more →

Spring into Action with Plantlife

Plantlife are hosting a series of webinar events this February as part of their Spring into Action series. Whether you want to learn about identifying plants, explore our relationship with the environment through language or find out more about the places where Plantlife works and what they are doing or take action yourself, there is something for you. Full details… Read more →

Meadow Plant ID training session in Urishay

On 24th June Stuart Hedley, county plant recorder, led the second of our plant ID training sessions in the field at a site in Urishay. Participants split into small groups to carry out quadrat surveys and get to grips with common meadow plants, including some trickier species like cat’s ears and the hawkbits. This time, as well as in an… Read more →

Herefordshire Meadows July Newsletter

After a slow start everything is now looking very lush and the meadow flowers are blooming. June was the month to begin doing plant and bumblebee surveys and we hosted a number of in person trainings to assist people with this. All of the frenetic meadow activity culminated in two very successful events hosted in Titley and on the Bromyard… Read more →

Meadow Plant ID training session at Bromyard Downs

On 10th June we finally managed to hold our first, in person, outdoor, training session for over a year at Bromyard Downs with Country Botanical Recorder Stuart Hedley, former County Botanical Recorder Peter Garner and Caroline Hanks, Catherine Janson and Sue Holland all from Herefordshire Meadows. The aim of the training session was for participants to familiarise themselves with the… 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 →

Herefordshire Meadows May Newsletter

More and more things have started bursting into life over the past month, the early spring flowers are appearing and there is a buzz in the air. Things have been busy behind the scenes too at Herefordshire Meadows. Our team has grown again as we have been joined by Maya Broadbank, a Plantlife Meadow Maker trainee. Maya has already been… Read more →