Tag Archive for pollinators

Meadows and invertebrates

Join us for our final evening meadow walk of the season where we focus on all the little bugs and beasties that live and thrive in the species rich grassland of the Mowley Valley courtesy of the Bulmer family and the Mowley Valley project coordinator, Catherine Janson.  Bookings initially open for members only – please see link in newsletter.  Read more →

Importance of Habitat Connectivity for Pollinators

Bugs, Drones and Habitat Change: A case study of Heathlands in the West Midlands by Aaron Bhambra. Aaron’s talk will discuss the value of lowland heath and explore how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used to help manage and protect sites. Investigating how restoration and connectivity benefits UK pollinating species by Indiana Jones. Indie’s talk will discuss the benefits that… Read more →

Meadow Walk at Brookmead and Colwall Village Garden

We had fantastic weather and a full house again for our penultimate summer meadow walk at Brookmead and Colwall Village Garden. Lindsay Williams, owner of Brookmead and Trustee of Colwall Orchard Group, kindly led the tour that took us to four fields all restored in 2019 with support from Herefordshire Meadows and funding from Plantlife and the Prince of Wales’… 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 →

June Newsletter

Welcome to our June Newsletter. It has been catch-up time for meadows this month after a slow start to spring.  On our first meadow walk event of the year at Bromyard Down we were treated to a lovely evening in the sun with far reaching views across to the Malvern Hills, and plenty of emerging flowers to admire and puzzle… Read more →

Get the Marches Buzzing Launch Event

Join Buglife and Herefordshire Meadows to learn more about this project and ho it is connecting up wildflower-rich habitats across Shropshire and North Herefordshire, working to restore habitats for rare and declining pollinator species like the Dingy Skipper butterfly (Erynnis tages) and the Bilberry Bumblebee (Bombus monticola). You can also find out how you can put your own building block… Read more →

Get the Marches Buzzing Project Launches

Herefordshire Meadows are very excited to announce that we will be partnering with Buglife on an ambitious, cross county project that seeks to restore 57 hectares of lowland heath and species-rich grassland across Shropshire and North Herefordshire in 2023. This project is added to the cohort of B-Lines projects running up and down the country, from Perthshire in Scotland down… Read more →

Funding bid for new meadows project in North Herefordshire

Are you a landowner in North Herefordshire? Would you like help and advice in creating wildflower-rich habitats on your land?   UK conservation charity Buglife are working with partners in Shropshire and North Herefordshire to build a landscape scale, habitat connectivity project across the two counties. A bid is being put together to restore and create wildflower-rich habitats in our… Read more →