In the current edition of “British Wildlife” magazine, there is an interesting article about the restoration of floodplain meadows using green hay. This habitat is now very rare, there are <1200ha left in the UK. The article describes how a meadow in Wiltshire was restored using green hay, and converted from pasture to meadow management over several years.
A summary of a paper written about the project can be found on the “Conservation Evidence” website:
and you can also download the whole paper (Hosie C., Rothero E.C. & Wallace H. (2019) Restoration of a floodplain meadow in Wiltshire, UK through application of green hay and conversion from pasture to meadow management. Conservation Evidence, 16, 12-16) from that same Conservation Evidence website page.
Thank you to Andrew for spotting this article.