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Landscape Launch of the UK Native Seed Hub at Wakehurst Place, RBG Kew

The Grasslands Trust (TGT) – Weald Meadows Nectar Networks (WMNN) are delighted to be a part of this week’s celebratory opening of the main production beds of the UK Native Seed Hub.  Set in beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding … Continue reading

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Family fun and full to capacity!

The day came, the skies cleared and Meadow Madness and Wild Woods was a runner.  Our family countryside day in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council was a sell out, well parking spaces were, but the recent rain (remember those days) … 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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Sowing the Seeds

Children matter to nature conservation.  Not so much, as Martin discussed last week, whether or not they are picking (or trampling on) bluebells, but whether they are out there in the woods and fields at all. There’s been a lot … 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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