Tag Archives: Plantlife

Wood Meadows, Flood Meadows and McMeadows

Last week was a meadows week for me, visiting Hagge Woods, followed by the annual Floodplain Meadows Partnership steering group meeting, in Northamptonshire. Wood Meadows Hagge Woods was a 25 acre barley field in 2012. It’s been converted into a … Continue reading

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National Meadow Day

It’s National Meadow Day. I hadn’t noticed until today when I saw this piece on the BBC Earth website. The piece kindly references a report I wrote for Plantlife and the Wildlife Trusts about meadows back in 2002, called “Green … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Challenge 2: Species

veteran tree with priority lichen species (c) Miles King Continuing on my theme for this week, which is about Biodiversity Challenge 20 years on, today I’m looking at what BC did for species conservation in Britain. As I said yesterday, … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Challenge: 20 years on

It seems unbelievable to me but it is 20 years this week since the launch of “Biodiversity Challenge.”I am going to celebrate this anniversary with a series of blogs this week, and possibly next. Challenge, as it became known, was … Continue reading

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One man went to mow….managing public space for wildflowers

Have you ever been stunned that a nice patch of wildflowers on a road verge, village green or park gets mown down just when it’s at its peak of beauty and utility? Me too. So I was delighted to see … Continue reading

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