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Rapid method grassland assessment

Rapid-method grassland assessment training with Stuart Hedley plus Sue Holland and Peter Garner. A session for not quite beginners and improvers to brush up broad leaved plant ID skills in the field and to master a simple rapid monitoring technique for 2019 survey. When booking please tell us your current skill level (a) complete beginner (b) can ID some plants… Read more →

Big Farmland Bird Count

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count takes place in February every year. You can do the short 30 minute count yourself or if the “little brown jobs” are too confusing then why not team up with a more experienced birder near you?  Over 50 Herefordshire farmers took part last year and we hope to increase the number… Read more →

Herbal Leys, Permanent Pastures and Meadows

The visit to Conygree Farm (see www.conygreefarm.co.uk) on the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate will focus on herb rich ley management, the practicalities/economics of an organic pasture fed (100% grass fed) system, flower rich grassland and field margin creation.  Jonty and Mel will also show you their small herd of Traditional Hereford cattle and Cotswold sheep.  BBQ to follow from… Read more →

Rapid-method grassland assessment – upgrade and refresh your ID skills of common meadow plants, including grasses. FULLY BOOKED

Please contact bookings to go on the waiting list and to book for other ID training days on 22 June and 3 July  Stuart Hedley will introduce some key ID skills tailored to beginners and improvers in different groups suported by Sue Holland and Peter Garner.  There will also be an introduction to a simple rapid monitoring technique to try out… Read more →

Enhanced method grassland monitoring. How to work out if your meadow project is being successful.

A chance to participate in the more detailed grassland monitoring method used in Plantlife’s Coronation Meadows Initiative as part of the annual / biennial monitoring surveys of the Coronation Meadows at Hurstans as they mature and develop.  Stuart Hedley will provide training in the method on the day supported by Sue Holland and Peter Garner. Not suitable for complete beginners in wild… Read more →

Meadows for Butterflies

Butterfly Conservation are managing meadows on the edge of Ewyas Harold Common for butterflies and other wildlife. Reserves Officer Lucy Morton will show us a range of common and rare plants that support summer butterflies such as Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. We will discover how to manage meadows for butterflies and share management ideas. If the weather is… Read more →

Bumblebee ID training – meadows as food and year round habitat – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Come and find out about these hard-working and versatile pollinators that provide an important service to agriculture at Moccas Village Hall, Moccas, Hereford, HR2 9LQ on Saturday 19th May 11.45 am for 12.00 – 5.00 pm With Richard Comont of Bumblebee Conservation and courtesy of Sue and Jeremy Bugler of Woodlands Farm, Blakemere. 11.45 – 12.00       Arrival and sandwich… Read more →