Well finally summer seems to have come along all at once – may the sunny warm weather continue. The meadow grasses are growing but wildflowers have been a little reluctant to show their faces in all but the most sheltered of areas.
However, please come and see us as our early summer meadow events have already started!
Keith Datchler OBE, Beech Estates Manager and The Grassland Trust (and HWLT) Trustee will present a further 5 guided walks centred on the ancient meadows and iron industry at Ashburnham. The walks will take place in and around the ancient wildflower meadows and copses of Rocks and Bunces Farms – part of a secluded valley that has been managed traditionally for as long as anyone can remember. The farmland also contains important remains of post medieval iron industry, which is a feature of two of the guided walks.
No need to book these walks, please see the link below for further information on the focus of these fantastic walks due to take place on:
- Friday 25 May at 6.30pm
- Friday 8 June at 6.30pm
- Wednesday 30 May at 2.30pm
- Saturday 2 June at 10am
- Saturday 9 June at 10am
I am also pleased to announce that I will be at Heathfield Agricultural Show this Saturday (26th May) representing TGT-Weald Meadows Nectar Networks on Agrifactors stand. For all you meadow management queries, Weald Native Origin Seed and advice come please come along and have a chat with me.
Alternatively the following Saturday afternoon (2nd June) I will be at The Railway Land Festival 2012 celebrating 25 years of sustainability, wildflower meadow creation and ‘Naturegain’.
These events and many more can be viewed on our partners The High Weald Landscape Trust website.
Dawn Brickwood, Meadows Officer