Tag Archive for pollinators

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 →

Catch up: What’s the buzz about – are all pollinator habitats equal?

On 8th June, Dr Paul Cross, senior lecturer at the School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, gave a fascinating talk on some of the key challenges facing pollinators. Drawing upon data from several large collaborative research projects, Dr Cross presented the unequivocal evidence that pollinator numbers have fallen sharply in the past 50 years. Dr Cross then went on to… 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 →

Buglife launches the Landscapes for wild pollinators survey

Buglife launches the Landscapes for wild pollinators survey. Are you are farmer, forester or land manager in England? Would you like to help deliver wildflower-rich habitat for pollinators across the countryside? Please complete Buglife’s Landscapes for wild pollinators survey by clicking on this link:  https://tinyurl.com/y8drjmng Buglife’s Landscapes for wild pollinators survey asks farmers for their opinions on the best way… Read more →

Churchyards and burial grounds as havens for pollinators and wildlife

Many Herefordshire Churchyard and Burial grounds support a diversity of wildflowers and grasses and provide important refuges for wildlife, including pollinators.   Llanwarne churchyard We have an opportunity to work with Caring for God’s Acre (CFGA) and get involved in species recording and monitoring as well as helping with management.  Some of the churchyards and burial grounds could become valuable seed… Read more →