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

New Jewel in the Meadow Crown?

Featuring Coach Road East Sussex’s Coronation Meadow & Triangle Field – our meadow making story is well now underway and the precious seed has finally reached the receptor site. Triangle Field named simply to reflect its shape, was taken out of intensive dairy farming 17 years ago. It has taken many years for the field’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Coronation Meadows

A Weald Wildflower Meadow ‘Coach Road’ in Battle has become one of the first Coronation Meadows in the Country.Continue Reading

WMNN Events Summary 2012

In total 278 members of the public and landowners attended 10 open WMNN events. In addition, a number of closed or special events were organised and run by dedicated Trustee, Keith Datchler OBE; increased the total number of individuals reached during 2012 to 350. Beech Estates Meadow Walks – 3 x Ancient Landscape of AshburnhamContinue Reading

Wildlife set to benefit from Olympics 2012 legacy

Following the successful Wildflower turf laying at Kingsmead Meadow, Calbex Hill, Battle: on the 11October 2012 – please see the Beautiful Battle report.Continue Reading

Weald Meadows Initiative Goes National!

In April 2012 the very successful and well supported Weald Meadows Initiative will become part of The Grasslands Trust – Weald Meadows Nectar Networks project. The Grasslands Trust is a national organisation dedicated to saving and restoring UK wild meadows. The good workingContinue Reading

High Weald Sustainable Development Fund Supports Bees!

In October 2011 with a grant from the Sustainable Development Fund, The High Weald Landscape Trust supplied 11 kg of Weald Native Origin Yellow Rattle Seed for sowing on 5.4 hectares.Continue Reading

The Vanishing Meadows Exhibition – Lives on!

A culmination of over a year in planning, the Weald Meadows Group developed and ran a successful exhibition to celebrate the biodiversity and cultural heritage of flower rich grasslands in the Weald of Sussex. The exhibition was supported and hosted by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst Place from May – Oct 2009.Continue Reading

Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Species Feature

The more I see of this rather attractive little plant, the more I grow to appreciate it. It first came to my attention when I learnt it is the principal larval food-plant for the Dingy Skipper butterfly.Continue Reading