Category Archives: Heritage Lottery Fund

Creating a buzz at Carmel Nature Reserve

A joint project of The Grasslands Trust and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust has resulted in an exciting discovery of the rare Brown-banded carder bee (Bombus humilis), a UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Priority Species, at Carmel National Nature Reserve. Carmel … 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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On Money and Motivation

We welcome Liz Proctor, freelance fundraiser as a new recruit to our blogging team and hope you enjoy her first post. When I tell people I’m a fundraiser I generally get one of two responses: 1. They look slightly worried and … Continue reading

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Meadows for Sale – should we buy them?

We’ve just spent the best part of 18 months trying to buy a farm in Herefordshire – Bury Farm SSSI. This is a spectacular place  and probably the most important single area of lowland meadows and pastures (a priority habitat) … Continue reading

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Find out why DoGG is really a grasslands friend! By Martin Reeves

Welcome to my first blog and yes, it really is my first blog, so please bear with me. I’m Martin Reeves, a Community Grasslands Officer presently working on a number of sites within the borough of Eastleigh, Hampshire. My role … Continue reading

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