The scheduled talks for CMG members on March 3rd had, unfortunately, to be cancelled because Dr Kevin McGinn was ill. He’s now better, and we hope to reschedule his talk in the Autumn. The talk is on seed harvesting in the Waun Las NNR meadows, and the new seed bank at the NBGW. However, there are lots more talks coming up that may be of interest to followers of this website.
Thursday 21 April
One of our group’s founder members Julian Wormald will be giving a talk to the Cothi Gardeners. We posted on this previously – so please flick back to the post for details
Thursday 29 April
The first of three webinars on Conservation Grazing organised by Plantlife. Here’s a message from Lucia Chmurova, Plantlife’s Magnificent Meadows Cymru Outreach Officer:
“We would like to invite you to a series of 3 webinars about conservation grazing – ‘Conservation Grazing on Grassland series’ – which Magnificent Meadows Cymru is running in collaboration with PONT. The series will introduce conservation grazing and its practicalities (part 1), talk about advantages of using different animal breeds (part 2, 13th May), and look at grazing on different grassland habitat types (part 3, 27th May). The series is aimed at landowners including meadows group members from across Wales and the borders, smallholders, conservation practitioners, site managers, warden and volunteer teams, farmers and graziers, and anyone else that would like to find out more about conservation grazing! “
Information on the first session here: Part 1 – Conservation grazing on grassland – Introduction to conservation grazing and its practicalities.
Date & time: 29th April, 6-7.30pm – Lead speaker: Hilary Kehoe
More details on the session and to register your interest: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M0igXjqzREKIti6TGdYRvg
Tuesday 4 May
WWBIC (West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre) will be hosting the first half of a two-part online course on bumblebee identification, with the second part a week later on Tuesday 11th May. To book your place on the course go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skills-for-bees-cymru-tickets-150467264639
On Thursday 6th May 7.30pm, Clare Dinham of Buglife will give a talk to CMG members about Buglife’s B-Lines project. Members of CMG will receive details of how to log in for the talk.
The following week, the second part of the bumblebee course will be on Tuesday 11th May, and the second part of Plantlife’s series on Conservation Grazing will be on Thursday 13thMay, with the 3rd and final part a fortnight later on Thursday 27th May.
Also watch this space
CHM are going to be launching a new project this summer, called “The Big Meadow Search”. More details to follow soon….