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Save our Magnificent Meadows Events

After a really successful three years the Save our Magnificent Meadows project has now come to an end so these pages are provided for information only. However, you can still get involved in helping transform the fortunes of our wildflower grasslands by volunteering with the Magnificent Meadows Conservation Volunteers who are continuing to work on grassland reserves throughout Mendip on the first Thursday of each month. Please click here for more info. 

For information on meadows, including how to create one in your garden or on your own land, please visit the Magnificent Meadows website (link to www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk), which has a huge amount of useful information, or you can get in touch with our Mendip team, here. 

Since the beginning of Save our Magnificent Meadows, we have led and attended 44 events including meadow open days, local food markets, the Bath and West Show, and even Glastonbury festival!

Our events aim to inspire people with the beautiful meadows of the Mendip Hills and the wildlife that depends on them. They are also a great way to meet members of the local community, engage with families, and offer advice on how everyone can help their local wildlife. So far we have engaged with a whopping 5300 people, so thank you very much if you have come and visited us!

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Latest Events

We have no more events planned for this year, but please check back regularly for news of our events in 2017.

Practice your bird and wildflower identification skills on a walk through SWT’s Harridge Wood Nature Reserve with professional ecologist and wildlife enthusiast Eve Tigwell.

Walk

Sharpen your nocturnal senses on a wildlife-rich, night-time ramble across the Mendip landscape with nature and astronomy expert and broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE.

Walk

Experience nature and discover wildlife in a new way - have a go at sit spotting, otter tag and fox walking bushcraft techniques to improve your peripheral vision and stealth when wildlife watching, with this immersive workshop led by Andy Butterly.

Walk

Get fit whilst helping wildlife by clearing scrub and cherry laurel that is encroaching into rare limestone grassland and woodland.

Practical

Join us at Torr quarry in Downhead to learn this traditional craft with professional hedge layer Chris Claxton, and help us to restore an important wildlife habitat.

Practical

Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer Harry Samuel.

Practical

Join us at Torr quarry in Downhead to learn this traditional craft with professional hedgelayer Chris Claxton, and help us to restore an important wildlife habitat. With support from the owners of the site, Aggregate Industries.

Practical

 

Join us at Torr quarry in Downhead to learn this traditional craft with professional hedgelayer Chris Claxton, and help us to restore an important wildlife habitat. With support from the owners of the site, Aggregate Industries.

Practical

Help us manage Asham Wood, Mendip’s largest and most biodiverse ancient woodland, with support from the owners of the site, Hanson UK. Training will be provided by local coppicer Harry Samuel.

Practical

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