I will post these in the Events page – but for those who receive notification of blog updates please note these: Ranger Ramble at Dinefwr Tuesday 15th May, 1.00pm – 2.00pm National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire Join a guided walk around … Continue reading
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Very little gets written on these pages specifically about livestock on members’ meadows. Probably rightly so, but after Rachel’s plug for pictures, here’s a little piece about our own experiences. We realised very early on that we couldn’t manage some … Continue reading
On 23 May 2018: A big thanks to Richard and Kath Pryce who have given us the opportunity to take a guided tour of their fields and woodland on 23 May 2018. This is open to CMG members only Their … Continue reading
Spring is forcing its way in – I have seen in the last few days more than the odd violet, great swathes of kingcups in the nearby valley bottom and vivid carpets of Golden Saxifrage frankly everywhere. The latter possibly … Continue reading
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During his interesting talk on grassland indicator species at the Meadows Group meeting last Saturday Richard Pryce (our county plant recorder) highlighted the bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) as an indicator species of meadows with better draining, base-rich soils. Of the … Continue reading
Two updates that may be of interest:
First, thanks to Andrew for this link to the current “British Wildlife”.
There is often discussion on the possible benefits (nutritional or pharmaceutical) to livestock from the the variety of wild plants in herb-rich grassland, either from direct grazing or from winter feed of hay or haylage. There has been a review of evidence in the available literature carried out by Cath Shellswell of Plantlife.
Second, the PONT conference, “Farming, Nature and Food – Grazing for the Future” is coming up on 7 -8 February at the Dragon Hotel, The Kingsway, Swansea.
For more information and easy online booking visit https://www.pontcymru.org/training-events/pont-conference-2018/
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