Plantlife are hosting this webinar as part of their Meadow Makers Project. Its full title is Grassland Carbon: restoration, creation and management practices that affect carbon sequestration in grasslands. There will be two presentations from specialists who will share the … Continue reading
The two speakers from last night’s meeting would like to make their email addresses available to interested landowners who might want them to go and take a look at their potential floodplain meadow sites. They are: Leila Thornton: email@example.comCaroline O’Rourke: firstname.lastname@example.org and … Continue reading
Our next CMG meeting is Thursday 10th February at 7:30pm. We’ll be hearing about, and discussing, floodplain meadows, and we’re very fortunate to have Leila Thornton from Natural Resources Wales as our guest speaker. Floodplain meadows generate a sustainable and … Continue reading
Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be running a range of training activities throughout Wales and online. Keep an eye out for details https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/events-calendar/?utm_source=Skills+for+Bees%3A+Cymru+project&utm_campaign=0a2a03dbdb-General+e-news+-+GDPR+list_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5796f2678e-0a2a03dbdb-30144524 Bruce Langridge is interviewing people connected with the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. On 13 January he chatted … Continue reading
|Trees, wildlife and storing carbon are subjects close to the hearts of CMG members:|
The next online meeting of the WTSWW Cardiff Local group – Monday 31 January 2022 – 7.30 – 9pm – online.
Professor Mary Gagen of Swansea University will consider the role of trees in combating climate change. Mary writes “Trees are wonderful things and, when it comes to ‘green infrastructure’, they are the top trump card being simultaneously good for wildlife, good for storing carbon and good for our well-being. As we face the climate and nature emergencies there has never been more interest in trees as a solution – we can plant trees now, and we know they do a lot of good for us and for the planet. But can we plant our way out of trouble? In this talk I will take a look at the ecosystem and climate services trees offer and discuss what tree planting programmes, can, and cannot, achieve.”
This online meeting is available by clicking on the following link:
(Hosted by the Bridgend Local Group of the Wildlife Trust)
Plantlife Cymru recently had an excellent series of webinars on meadow creation and monitoring. They covered how to start off a meadow both on a small scale in an average garden, and on a large field scale, and the various … Continue reading
The first CMG meeting of the new year will be on Thursday evening (Jan 6th) starting at 7:30pm, when we’ll be hearing from Abigail Lowe who has recently completed her PhD project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Abi … Continue reading
Short notice, I know – but its just come to our attention:
Moor Meadows is a Dartmoor based community group of landowners, farmers and gardeners whose passion is restoring and creating flower-rich grasslands, on every scale, for nature and for people. They have an online event this evening that may be of interest:
Conservation grazing is livestock grazing that promotes biodiversity, encouraging wildflowers as well as creating a diversity of habitats for wildlife. Speakers address animal welfare when grazing for wildlife; carbon storage of different grassland types and best practice for grazing wet meadows.
Register for Moor Meadows’ next online talk – this evening – Thursday 9th December, 7.30pm
Register here: https://part2conservationgrazing.eventbrite.co.uk