Category Archives: publicity

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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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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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

Posted in agri-environment, agriculture, bees, biodiversity, Carmel, Charles Evans, Community involvement, conservation charities, Ecosystem services, education, events, food, grasslands, Grasslands Trust Nature Reserves, habitat management, meadow restoration, nature improvement areas, pollinators, publicity, Uncategorized, volunteer surveys, volunteers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Single waxy leaf – And a silver lining?

As I write this, in the fields behind my home, the house builders carry on relentlessly – the change in weather of no concern.  Men and machines buried deep in holes attempting to improve the drainage of the floodplain! Ahh … Continue reading

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Are you outside in this beautiful weather?

Sarah Knight (Communications Officer) Hello again! What are you doing reading this blog when you should be outside enjoying the sunshine?! Well don’t worry I’ll keep it short. Our new website will be launching at the end of June (all … 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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