Useful links for contacts and further information, both local and national :
Botanical Society of the Britain and Ireland – http://www.bsbi.org.uk/
Buglife – https://www.buglife.org.uk/
Bumble Bee Conservation Trust – http://bumblebeeconservation.org/
Butterfly Conservation – http://butterfly-conservation.org/
Carmarthenshire Beekeepers Association – http://www.carmarthenshirebeekeepers.org.uk/
Carmarthenshire Fungi – http://www.carmarthenshirefungi.co.uk/
Carmarthenshire Moth and Butterfly Group – http://www.carmarthenshiremoths.co.uk/
CCC biodiversity pages – http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/biodiversity
Denmark Farm – http://www.denmarkfarm.org.uk/
Dyfed Smallholders Association – http://www.dyfedsmallholders.com
Flora Locale – http://www.floralocale.org/HomePage
Monmouthshire Meadows Group – http://www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk/
National Botanic Garden of Wales – http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk/
National Library of Wales, Places of Wales – https://places.library.wales/ – the search page for investigating the Tithe Maps of Wales.
Plantlife – http://www.plantlife.org.uk/
Pollinator habitat management – http://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/news/new-practical-guide-habitat-creation-and-management-pollinators
PONT Cymru – http://www.pontcymru.org/en
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales – https://rcahmw.gov.uk/discover/
South West Wales Goat Club – http://www.southwestwalesgoatclub.co.uk/
Welsh Meadows – http://www.plantlife.org.uk/publications/welshmeadows
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre – http://www.wwbic.org.uk/
Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales – http://www.welshwildlife.org/
Wild About Plants – the magnificent meadows project – http://www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/england/projects/magnificent-meadows/
Links – Tools/Machinery
Scything – Austrian scythes seem to be generally recommended as lighter and easier to use
Tools for Self Reliance. Refurbish tools and send them to Africa but many UK tools are not required so they are refurbished for sale. Crickhowell shop only – not online .
Traditional wooden hayrakes ( light and strong in various sizes to suit ): http://www.thenaturalgardener.co.uk/handmade_wooden_hay_rake.php
MOTORISED GRASS CUTTERS/POWER SCYTHES
Tracmaster Ltd (new kit) – good video demonstration.
Monmouthshire Grassland Leaflet – helpful information you can access by following this link: http://www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk/?p=1720
Meadows by George Peterken – Published in 2013, this is perhaps the starting point for anyone wanting to know more about the history, culture and management of meadows. Both in the UK and around the world. The author is one of the UK’s most respected ecologists, and has for many years managed a number of small meadows in the Wye Valley, so writes with the authority of practical experience. A weighty tome, but an invaluable reference.
Please contact: 01558 685 811 Ivy 07912 789 003 or Carl 07803 000 957
RC Matts & Son – Chris Matts
Meadow Creation & Management, Hay Cutting, Hedge laying
Please contact: 01639 750114; 07913882086; firstname.lastname@example.org (Crynant, Neath)
Mat Sutton – Wyndrushwild
Supplier of wild meadow seed for meadow restoration projects and also has a brush-harvester and hand-held seed harvester, and is able to offer a mobile seed collection service if you wish to harvest seed from your own meadows, wetlands or heathlands.
Please contact: http://wyndrushwild.co.uk/ or 07870 515942 or 07905 505357. Email: email@example.com