Category Archives: Community involvement

September issue of Grasslands e-news is now published!

The September issue of Grasslands e-news is now published and has been emailed directly to our subscribers.  There is news on our new membership scheme, forthcoming bat identification evenings at Eastleigh with Martin Reeves and our recent visit to the British … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Heathfield Show and The Railway Land Festival!

Weald Meadows Nectar Networks (WMNN) has just completed two consecutive Saturday events talking to well over 100 landowners and members of the public. Heathfield Agricultural Show took place on the 26th May WMNN with partners and agents Agrifactors had a … Continue reading

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Catering for all

Once again, I’m pondering how to avoid conflicts between scrub clearance to expand the grasslands and the needs of the species that live in and around that scrub. When we plan management work it is vital to understand which species … Continue reading

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Beeday

There was a buzz around Carmel last Friday as a flight of the bumblebee enthusiasts made a beeline to the reserve. Busy as bees, they were a hive of activity swarming through woods and glades. …. Given the subject matter … Continue reading

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In Raptures about Raptors

One aspect of my community grasslands work which I thoroughly enjoy is engaging the public in new experiences. Getting visitors to some sites purely to sample the meadows, which at some times of the year can be far from an … Continue reading

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It’s April and Carmel is going Cuckoo

We’re a couple of weeks into April and the first flowers to bloom in the semi improved fields at Caramel are now in evidence. Cuckoo flowers, Lucy lockets, Lady’s smocks. Milkmaids, Meadow cress, Bread and milk. However not quite the … Continue reading

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It’s Bluebell Time Again

The warm weather has certainly hastened the bluebells to push their way through; are they earlier than ever or is that just my imagination? However, this annual cycle of colour also brings with it a few dilemmas for those of … Continue reading

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