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  • Queenswood and Bodenham Lake transfer near completion

    Thursday 22nd October, 2015

    Queenswood Autumn Festival, 3rd October 2015.  Photo copyright of Billie Charity

    Local charities Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and New Leaf Ltd anticipate that Herefordshire Council will hand over Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake nature reserve to them by Christmas.

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  • Nature conservation organisations call on Government to deliver ambitious vision for nature and people

    Tuesday 13th October, 2015

    An ambitious and inspirational long-term plan is urgently needed to save nature and improve our well-being – that is the clear message from the Response for Nature report published today by a coalition of leading conservation organisations.

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  • Largest beech tree on record discovered at Leeping Stocks Nature Reserve

    Monday 5th October, 2015

    Herefordshire’s diverse landscape is full of wonderful fauna and flora but is now also home to a new record holder! Gareth and Verena Bowen knew they would come across some particularly spectacular trees while surveying nature reserves on the Doward in their roles as Ancient Tree Hunt Verifiers but they were surprised to find one of the trees they measured was the largest beech tree on record!

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  • Volunteers wanted to boost project restoring historic Bromyard Ponds

    Thursday 24th September, 2015

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust has partnered with the Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team to begin a new project: Pooling Together – Reviving the Wetland Landscape. The project aims to revive the pond landscape across 850 hectares of North-East Herefordshire by restoring 19 ponds on Bromyard Downs, the National Trust’s Brockhampton Estate and Bringsty Common. They have secured vital funding from Heritage Lottery, BIFFA and Welcome to Our Future and are now ready to get stuck into the practical work involved.

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  • Dog Fouling Campaign Launched on Bromyard Downs

    Monday 21st September, 2015

    Bromyard Downs Common Association (BDCA) are launching a campaign to tackle the growing problem of dog mess on Bromyard Downs Common. With growing numbers of dog walkers, and often the misconceived idea that the Downs is an area where dog mess ‘doesn’t matter’, it is becoming a serious problem for people and wildlife.

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  • Putting nature at the heart of plans for farming and for water

    Tuesday 15th September, 2015

    Environment sector sets out visions for farming and for water in two influential publications

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  • Orchard Group and the Trust join forces to create wildflower meadow

    Tuesday 8th September, 2015

    On the 11th August volunteers from the Goodrich Community Orchard Group and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust held a joint work party to spread wildflower seed at Pool Ellocks Nature Reserve.

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  • Exclusive Event for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Members

    Friday 4th September, 2015

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

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  • h.Energy and WildPlay

    Wednesday 2nd September, 2015

    h.Energy and WildPlay are getting together this September on a tour of Herefordshire’s Markets.

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  • Dive team surveying seabed throughout the summer

    Thursday 27th August, 2015

    Secrets of the seabed are being revealed as divers undertake exploratory scientific surveys in a bid to better understand the UK’s marine environment and help protect it for the future. Five professional divers and marine ecologists, commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts, are gathering evidence and data from areas where existing knowledge about marine habitats is limited.

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