Jan 192014
 

wall_calendarDates have been set for two work parties, our Spring Meeting, and our Open Days in the coming year.  There will be more information about each of these nearer the time, but for now here’s the basic information for your new diaries.

Work Parties

All volunteers are welcome to help at these work events, and we are very grateful for all hands.

Sunday 9th March at Ty Major, Forest Coal Pit, Abergavenny

Sunday 16th March – bracken and bramble clearing from the churchyard at St Mary’s Churchyard, Tintern.

Details and Location

Spring Meeting and AGM

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN – details and booking form

Thursday 10th April, 7 pm.  This year our meeting will be held at The Babington Centre in Trellech, where we have been helping the trustees to convert their grounds to flower-rich meadow.  The main speakers will be George Tordoff from  Butterfly Conservation Wales  and Mike Kilner, Gwent spider recorder.   We’ll have news of our past year and future plans, and plenty of chance to chat with other meadows people.

The Babington Centre – Location map

Meadows Open Days

This spring we are adding a Bioblitz to each of our Open Days.  Anyone can take part, helping to identify and record species found at the site.  Or you can just come and enjoy the meadows.

Sunday 8th June:  members at The Hendre will be opening their meadows – Paul Mobbs-Morgan at  Middle Crwys, and Alex and Simon Dawson at Great Crwys (both NP25 5NL)

Sunday 15th June: our Open Day/Bioblitz will be at Kingcoed Farm, Usk NP15 1DS, where the fields are owned by Tudor and Rachel Morgan.

Many thanks to Paul, Alex, Simon and Rachel for accommodating us this year.

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Memories of last year’s open day at Northridge House (Pictures: Jon Dunkelman)