Links – Wildlife Groups

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – Clarke’s Pool Meadow is stunning and worth visiting several times over the season. http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/ 

Gloucestershire Orchard Trust – For info and purchasing Gloucestershire varieties, for fruit if you fancy a go at cider or perry, for advice re planning to protect old orchards. http://www.gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk/ 

Monmouthshire Meadows Group – see their open days at wonderful meadows on the other side of the Wye, evening meetings and talks. http://www.monmouthshiremeadows.co.uk/ 

Parish Grasslands Project – also have open days and several owners who keep sheep, great booklet on local wildflowers, walks booklets and management guides. http://www.parishgrasslandsproject.org.uk/index.html 

Plantlife – splendid reseve at Joan’s Hill Farm ( 46 acres) just over into Herefordshire, national “Save our Meadows” campaign, Coronation Meadows and road verges campaign. http://www.plantlife.org.uk/ ,  http://www.plantlife.org.uk/campaigns/road_verge_campaign/

Gwent Wildlife Trust – still fighting against a possible new road over the Gwent Levels, do visit Magor Marsh.  http://www.gwentwildlife.org/ 

Herefordshire Nature Trust – Lugg Meadows with 115 acres are the most important surviving Lammas meadows in the UK, goes back to the medieval open field system.  http://www.herefordshirewt.org/ 

Flora Locale – training courses on meadow creation and management, publications. http://www.floralocale.org/ 

Botanical Society of the British Isles – threatened plants project, roadside verge project and much much more.  http://www.bsbi.org.uk/

River of Flowers – linking wildlife sites for better conservation. www.riverofflowers.org
 
 The Wild Flower Society –  the only national society created specifically for amateur botanists and wild flower lovers in the UK. www.thewildflowersociety.com
 
The Grasslands Trust – give advice and run projects to conserve grasslands. www.grasslandstrust.org
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