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Hay Strewing in Castle Vale

Posted: Thursday 11th July 2013 by Joe.P

A tractor with bales of freshly-cut meadow hayA tractor with bales of freshly-cut meadow hay

Yesterday we were out working with people from the local community in Castle Vale strewing hay which had been cut in Eades meadow in Worcestershire in the morning. This will create a new wildflower meadow with species, such as Green-winged Orchids and Cowslips, helping butterflies and bees to thrive.

This work was part of the Nature Improvement Area and Castle Vale was just one of over 15 new meadow sites being created this month. Our thanks go to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust who manage Eades Meadow.

 

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    We will be monitoring it over the next couple of years to see how successful it was, but we are hopeful that next summer, you should be able to see it flourishing. This year will be a bit early for it to be flowering fully.

    Wednesday 28th May 2014
    by Joe.P

    Was there any success in creating a wild flower meadow?

    Wednesday 28th May 2014
    by

    Well done all involved - a great conservation story!

    Friday 16th August 2013
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We will be monitoring it over the next couple of years to see how successful it was, but we are hopeful that next summer, you should be able to see it flourishing. This year will be a bit early for it to be flowering fully.

Wednesday 28th May 2014
by Joe.P

Was there any success in creating a wild flower meadow?

Wednesday 28th May 2014
by

Well done all involved - a great conservation story!

Friday 16th August 2013
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