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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 →

Networks for Nature: Supporting Collaborative Farming

Ann Cantrell who works with White Peak Farmers in Staffs and Churnet Valley Farmers is supporting collaboration between different facilitation groups across England. The aim of the project, ‘Networks for Nature: Supporting Collaborative Farming’ is to bring members of different facilitation groups together to share experiences, discuss environmental goals and build stronger relationships for the future. The project is funded with… 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 →

Bumblebee survey and ID virtual workshops 2020 and upcoming bee clinic

Great to have so many people with us over the last two weeks for Bumblebee survey refresher and ID sessions led by Hayley Herridge, Conservation Officer, Buglife. We have also refined Herefordshire Meadows guidance on bumblebee monitoring for meadow restoration for 2019 Meadow making pilots, 2020 Pollinator Meadows and anyone else wanting to survey bumblebees. Please refer to this before… Read more →

Simple wildflower and bee surveys help farmers demonstrate benefits of diverse swards on the farm

Herefordshire Meadows members are demonstrating the benefits of restoration projects by doing  rapid plant and bee surveys.  Everyone can join in by starting now while walking the farm this spring.  If you want any help or advice please CONTACT us.  Virtual training sessions are being planned.   We are confident that herb rich grassland will be supported by DEFRA in… Read more →

Hay Days Survey

Floodplain Meadows PhD Student Vicky Bowskill, is looking at hay as part of her studies. She is making a plea to anyone who makes hay from species rich fields, or buys it in for livestock use, to fill in the questionnaire here https://openuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/hay-days Further information about the study is attached and can also be found on our website. Please share… Read more →