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Save Our Magnificant Meadows

Plantlife is leading on a partnership project called Save our Magnificent Meadows, made up of 11 organisations, and primarily funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please take a look at the 3 national activities taking place this summer:

The first ever National Meadows Day will take place on Saturday 4th July. A programme of meadow and grassland related activities and events will take place on the day at sites across the UK. The intention is that National Meadows Day becomes an annual event taking place on the first Saturday of July every year. If you can host an event on National Meadows Day to celebrate meadows near you, please see the attached note and we would be happy to advertise it on the Save our Magnificent Meadows website for you, we also have a poster template which we can send to you. Further information about the day is found here.

Here are the events already taking place: http://www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk/visit-learn/whats-on/2015/07/04

For any further information please contact:
Fiona Perez
Save our Magnificent Meadows Project Officer
Direct Dial: 01722 342757
Email: Fiona.perez@plantlife.org.uk

Read about whether there are health benefits for livestock grazing species rich grassland from 'save our magnificant meadows' below:

Is the rye-grass always greener? Click here for an evidence review on the nutritional, medicinal and production value of species-rich grassland. 

BSBI (Botanical Society for the British Isles).

BSBI have a wealth of information about identifying and recording plants.

https://bsbi.org/

Flora Locale

Flora locale is a registered charity that seeks to restore wild plants and wild-plant communities to lands and landscapes, and by this means raise the biodiversity, environmental quality and enjoyment of town and countryside. Flora Locale have a website with an on-line library of resources including for grassland restoration. Follow the link to explore this site: http://www.floralocale.org/content.asp?did=23899

Fritillary

Fritillary is the journal of the Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire with support from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

www.fritillary.org.uk.

Haytime

A project based in the Yorkshire Dales and hosted by the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust focussing on meadow restoration, awareness raising and the provision of information.

http://www.natureinthedales.org.uk/projects/hay-time-project

Haytime North Penines

A project based in the North Penines AONB area, restoring and enhancing upland hay meadows through seed harvesting and spreading.

http://www.northpennines.org.uk/our-work/hay-time-north-pennines/

North Meadow, Cricklade

Follow these links to more information about North Meadow, Cricklade in Wiltshire.

http://www.crickladeinbloom.co.uk/

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designatedareas/nnr/1006112.aspx

Restoration projects in the northern Upper Rhine, Germany

This project is looking at large scale restoration of floodplain meadows in the Upper Rhine catchment. To find out more, follow this link. http://www.stromtalwiesen.de