National Meadows Day – 1st July Events

Well we approach that special day where meadows are celebrated – What will you be doing on Saturday the 1st July?

In Sussex you could go on; a guided walk in Pycombe or BioBittz in the East of Sussex. Or BioBlitz at Pulborough Brooks; feel the Buzz; or hunt for Minibeasts in West Sussex.

In Kent you could have; a Teddy Bears picnic in Whatman Park; look for insects in shingle ; a bug hunt at Scotney; a walk at Ranscombe; or explore Medicinal and Folklore Uses of Wild Flowers.

or in Surrey; you could take part in a meadows day in Runnymede;  or a BioBlitz at Polsden Lacey.

There are masses of meadows events in our area this coming weekend  – enjoy the buzz!!!

On the day why don’t you take a few minutes to listen to a Meadow Soundscape:

or visit a local open access meadow such as Bedelands LNR the Coronation Meadow for West Sussex.

WMP supplies seed to nominated short haired BB project

The short haired Bumble Bee Project is being nominated for Countryfile Project of the year – thanks in part to seed supplied by the Weald Meadows Partnership! Countryfiles BBC wildlife Magazine editor Sheena is asking for  one of five options for wildlife success of the year stories here Number 5 is the SHORT-HAIRED BUMBLEBEE The lossContinue Reading

Battle Wildflowers

Keith Datchler OBE, HIgh Weald Landscape Trust and local resident is now involved with Battle Town Council and Highways to help support a new venture to promote and request new sites for small wildflower verges and areas. This could then be rolled out to a wider area.  See the full article here. Weald Meadows Partnership were involved withContinue Reading

20 years in the making

Weald Meadows Partnership is in its 20th year! The partnership commenced its pilot seed harvesting programme, way back in summer of 1996. Since this time Agrifactors have returned around £60,000 to ancient Wealden landowners and managers, who have made their meadows available for wild seed harvesting. A big thank you to all our owners and managers whoContinue Reading

Has Your Mower Broken….thanks to WNOS!

Hello All In response to an excellent wildflower creation blog written by Steve Alton, Conservation Officer at Ashdown Forest, I thought a quick news item was in order. The blog and U tube clip of a busy Steve in Outcast Broadcast illustrates the preparation required to achieve the correct recipient conditions necessary for successful wildflower grassland creation.Continue Reading

News Grants to Improve the High Weald

A new grants programme, Sussex Lund, is being launched by Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing, as a collaboration between their charitable fund, Lund, and Sussex Community Foundation. It will support small-scale, practical projects that improve the ecology and landscape of the High Weald. Charities, community groups, schools, churches, councils, farmers, landowners and indeed anyone withContinue Reading

Free Yellow Rattle Seed – 5-7 June @ South of England Show

Weald Meadows Partnership will be at the South of England Show and the first 50 guest each day will receive a free small pack of Weald Native Origin Yellow Rattle Seed. We are located in Block 10 in the Farming and Wildlife Area on Agrifactors Stand – kindly supported by loyal project partner of 18 years, ChrisContinue Reading

WMP – Success at Ardingly’s Spring Show

Spring Show Sun 4th & Mon 5th May 2013 The show season got off to a flying start with the Ardingly Spring Show where Weald Meadows Partnership (Chris Davis-Agrifactors, Keith Datcthler OBE – High Weald Landscape Trust (HWLT) and Dawn Brickwood – Weald Meadows Services)) featured the new Green Seed Web clip, large wildflower troughs andContinue Reading

WMP Events & Key Achievements 2013

Events: RBG Kew, Flora Locale and WMP – Seed Collecting & Use for restoration and re-introduction 11th July 2013 The day course reviewed the science and practice of collecting, preservation and use of high quality seed samples.  Using semi-natural habitats at Wakehurst seed was harvested and quality-assessed by the 12 attending officers and individuals atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Historic Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester enjoys unique Olympic Legacy that is set to support

Wildlife in West Sussex is set to become one of the unexpected ‘legacy’ beneficiaries of the Olympics, thanks to a joint initiative between the Hampshire-based organisation, Wildflower Turf Ltd and the Sussex- based Meadows Nectar Networks Initiative (MNNI).  On 31 October,Continue Reading