Not meadows, or about Monmouthshire, but a friend of our group and an event that will either remind people of some wonderful New Zealand holidays or encourage them to go! Adventures of a Kiwi Birder is an illustrated talk by Brent Stephenson, co-author of Birds of New Zealand: a Photographic Guide, to be held on Monday 4th August at Bridges… Read More Birds of New Zealand
Keep Wales Tidy is much more than just a litter picking organisation. They focus on protecting our environment and preserving the natural landscape, and they support other initiatives, such as the Eco Schools initiative and the Green Flag Awards scheme. MMG has received fantastic support from them too. This year they are one of the… Read More Keep Wales Tidy
Bracken is the scourge of meadows. It spreads via spores and underground stems and can out-compete other plants, dominating the field. Grazing animals will avoid it as it contains toxins. To control Bracken it is helpful to use a Bracken-bruiser, a sort of roller usually towed by a quad bike or tractor. This bruises the… Read More Need Help with your Bracken?
South East Wales Biodiversity Recorders Centre (SEWBReC) produce the Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders’ Newsletter which usually has several items of interest to Meadows Group members. The latest issue May 2014 (pdf) includes a report from Steph Tyler and Elsa Wood (Monmouthshire’s Botanical Recorders) on their highlights from 2013, and an article by GWT’s Andy Karran on Local Wildlife Sites along… Read More SEWBReC’s May Newsletter
Entries are now closed. The winning picture can be seen here. MMG photographic competition is to encourage amateur photographers, young and old, to capture images of flowers, insects, landscapes, or people enjoying our lovely meadows. The aim is to celebrate the value and beauty of local meadows (including road verges, garden mini-meadows and other similar… Read More Our 2014 Meadows Photography Competition
Our Spring newsletter – issue number 20 – has just been published and sent to members by email. As well as our usual summary of activities and coming events, we have articles on The Glastir Scheme as experienced by MMG member Carla Edmonds St Mary’s Churchyard in Tintern, written by Diane Parker The County Pollinator… Read More Spring Newsletter published
It’s not too late to support the County Pollinator Policy. Below is an email circulated to MMG members from Bees for Development who have set up a petition to support the Council proposal to reduce verge cutting. MMG has been supporting the reduction in roadside cutting together with Plantlife and other wildflower conservation groups. If you haven’t… Read More Support The County Pollinator Policy
Members John and Sandra Lee have their delicious Dexter beef for sale in packs ready for the freezer. Please contact them on email@example.com or phone 01600 860933.
MMG Member Paula Chalinder has eight miniature ponies needing a good home – six mares and two geldings. If you interested in buying these lovely ponies please contact Paula on 01873 855083. Another member, Amanda Copp, has sheep for sale, as she is cutting down on her livestock. Amanda says “Our flock started with… Read More Horses and Sheep Available
SEWBReC have produced an annual newsletter for the Gwent recording community since 2005, and in October 2008, the first joint Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders’ Newsletter was produced. Packed full of articles from recorders, the 9th edition has just been published and it is well worth a look. Download it here from the SEWBReC web site (pdf) Back issues… Read More Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders’ Newsletter