Tag Archive for plantlife

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 →

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 →

For the Love of Meadows – a guide to starting and running a meadows group

Creating and managing a meadow is so much easier if you’re part of a supportive and friendly group where knowledge and perhaps machinery and livestock can be shared.  As part of Plantlife’s Spring Into Action programme Herefordshire Meadows Chair James Hawkins and Caroline Hanks along with representatives from meadows groups across the border; Andew Martin (Carmarthenshire Meadows Group) and Steph… Read more →

Plantlife launches new surveying app for 2021 Great British Wildflower Hunt

The 2021 Great British Wildflower Hunt has just begun and this year Plantlife have developed a new, free surveying app ‘Survey123’ so that participants can use their smart phones to collect and submit their wildflower data. Over the sping and summer Plantlife will run four different Hunts with over 70 different iconic British Wildflowers to look out for. This is… Read more →

Wonderful Waxcaps – What to look out for this autumn.

Waxcaps are familiar-shaped fungi that are often brightly-coloured with a waxy or slippery outside. They are found in grasslands that are generally poor in nutrients – such as old pasture, sand dunes, heathland, lawns and cemeteries. Plantlife have brought out a New Waxcap App (WaxcApp), which has been developed to help users identify them. It is important that we discover where they… Read more →