Bruce Langridge, Head of Interpretation at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, has been in touch, asking if we would distribute the link to his recent blog post on the NBGW website. Always interested in what is going on over there so here is the link :
You may recall that last year CMG members had the chance to collect green hay from the wonderful meadows at Waun Las National Nature Reserve. Bruces’ article looks at Eyebright (a useful and pretty plant) which has benefitted from the management regime of strategic grazing and hay cutting (including the transfer of green hay from species rich areas).
This year there are new plans afoot at NBGW to collect seed from the eyebright and make it available for sale (along with other wild flower seed). More on this via the link.
PS – please keep looking for glow worms – we have had a few records coming in which is wonderful but the more data available the better.