29th June 2017
We're taking part in National Meadows Day on Saturday 1st July to highlight the importance of the country’s wild and wonderful habitats.
We manages over 278 hectares of wildflower meadows at dozens of sites across the UK. In its own way, each one supports local populations of native pollinators such as butterflies and bees, and provides a home and food source for a wide variety of insects, small mammals and even reptiles.
Notable wildflower areas managed by the Land Trust include:
Many of the Land Trust sites were former coalfield, landfill or industrial sites and sustainable management by the charity and our partners has seen them transform into vibrant and beautiful community and wildlife spaces.
The Land Trust is encouraging people to celebrate National Meadows Day by heading out for a walk in their local meadow, grassland or wildflower area and taking time to appreciate the natural space.
Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management at the Land Trust, said: “From road verges and garden corners to emerging grasslands and established meadows, there’s wildflower wonder all around us.
“We’d encourage everyone to make time to get out and about to appreciate their nearest green open space, and do their bit for pollinators by planting some wildflowers in their own garden.”
The Land Trust has created a series of walks around many of its sites, with several taking in meadows and grasslands along the way. Maps are available at: http://thelandtrust.org.uk/publication_type/walking-routes/
The Nordic walking here is great for getting you fit. We do a three mile route through the woodlands and you feel top of the world when you've finished.
Tom and Jean, Bentley Community Woodlands
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