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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 →

Meadow Restoration One Year On

Thanks to everyone who joined us this week to see the progress of meadow restoration one year on. Many thanks to Hilary Hillier who kindly showed us around her lovely meadows at Bythan, and particularly the meadow she enhanced a year ago with seed from Plantlife’s Joan’s Hill reserve as part of the 2019 NRN pilot . It was great to… Read more →

Pollinator Meadows 2020 restoration – 10.3 ha COMPLETED AND ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

Pollinator Meadows 2020 restoration Work to restore and create 10.3 ha of flower rich meadows on the 6 sites which were part of the  Pollinator Meadows  2020 Project – a partnership with Plantlife and funded by the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund has now been completed! Thanks to all who have been involved – donors and meadow makers and for… Read more →