As well as working on our reserves and with landowners, Somerset Wildlife Trust would really like to work more with communities and help support the things you’d like to do for wildlife. Through the Save our Magnificent Meadows project we have funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run events such as wildflower walks, bumblebee hunts and butterfly days, as well as to support communities to run their own meadow projects.
Three Parishes in the Mendip Hills
As part of the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project we will be working with three parishes in the Mendip Hills. In each area we can support the community to come up with an idea for a project that helps to conserve, restore or raise awareness of local wildflower grasslands for the benefit of the community and then help local people to make it happen!
The parishes we will be working with throughout the three years will be Priddy, Stoke St Michael / Leigh-on-Mendip and Frome. There will be lots of activities going on in these areas.
So we’d like to invite as many of you as possible to an informal meeting to talk about wildflower meadows in Priddy, Stoke St Michael and Leigh-on-Mendip and what we could do over the next few years in your parish.
A buffet dinner will be provided so it should be a fun gathering please bring along your ideas, enthusiasm, or at very least, your appetite!
If you have a particular interest in grasslands, memories of meadows, or have an idea for a meadow event that would bring the community together, then we’d love you to come along. Or perhaps you’ve always thought it would be nice to have a wildflower meadow in that patch of parish land, the playing fields, school grounds, churchyard or road verges? In which case this is the meeting for you!
Stoke St Michael / Leigh-on-Mendip public meeting will be at 6.00pm on the 24th February at the Somerset Earth Science Centre.
Priddy public meeting will be at 6.00pm on the 25th February at the Priddy Village Hall.
Everyone’s welcome so please call Pippa Rayner, Rosie Winch or Jake Chant us on 01823 652400 or email to let us know you’re coming. We hope to see you there!
To find out more about the project please have a look at the website