More Grazing Options

Many MMG members have been looking for help with conservation grazing of their meadows, and we now have two more farmers with sheep they are willing to transport to members fields. We’ve been contacted by James Edwards near Usk who has a small flock of sheep which are run on an extensive, minimal input system.… Read More More Grazing Options

Alpacas for Sale

Willow Farm Alpacas MMG member Jan Parker has a pair of solid white, male alpacas for sale (in the picture) They are BAS registered, 18 months old, with quality genetics Fully vaccinated and wormed Anyone interested please contact Jan on 01600 772891

SEWBReC’s Autumn Newsletter

South East Wales Biodiversity Recorders Centre (SEWBReC) produce the Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders’ Newsletter which usually has items of interest to Meadows Group members. The autumn issue published in October 2014 (pdf) includes a report from Steph Tyler and Elsa Wood (Monmouthshire’s Botanical Recorders) on their highlights of 2014; information about the Local Records Centre’s Data Access Tool (which… Read More SEWBReC’s Autumn Newsletter

Reversing the Trend: A National Call for Action

In July this year, three leading wildlife charities: Plantlife, The Wildlife Trusts and The Rare Breeds Survival Trust, held a conference to discuss the need for radical new action to reverse the loss of the UK’s meadow heritage.  Prince Charles attended, as did representatives from Defra, academics and practitioners from conservation, food and farming and rural… Read More Reversing the Trend: A National Call for Action

Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference: September

  Wales Biodiversity Partnership is an umbrella group open to all organisations and individuals who have an interest in biodiversity and ecosystems conservation and enhancement. This year’s conference will be in Cardiff on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th September, and it is entitled ‘Nature Recovery Planning in Wales – implementation approach to 2020’ The conference is free… Read More Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference: September

Wildflower Seeds

At MMG we always advocate leaving your grassland to see what grows naturally, but often it does need a bit of help.  If you are going to plant seeds, please make sure they are of local provenance.  We can provide some Yellow Rattle seeds each year, and we hope to have some seed harvested by Gwent… Read More Wildflower Seeds