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Making Meadows

Regular price £5.00

Stand in a field of intensively farmed grassland and, despite the apparent lushness at your feet, barely any life will be evident. No movement, no sound, no colour. Stand in a meadow in midsummer and the hum of life around you is almost overwhelming: bees, butterflies, birdsong - and colour.

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About this product

Meadows and other species-rich grasslands now cover less than 1% of the UK. Inadequate protection, changing farming practices and a lack of public awareness has caused 97% (7.5 million acres) to be lost in less than a century.

Our new project Cluster Meadows follows on from the highly successful Coronation Meadows project - where 90 new meadows were created in counties across the UK. We will work closely with community experts to create networks of connected meadows, a permanent nectar source for our precious pollinators and will bring us closer to our target of creating 120,000 hectares of species-rich grassland within the UK. Please will you help us?

Thank you for your support for wild plants, your donation will make such a difference.

 

Images: Joan's Hill Farm Reserve ©Chris Harris/Plantlife,  Adonis blue on common knapweed ©Charlie Jackson under CC BY 2.0, Ryewater Farm reserve ©Martin Jones/Plantlife