Hereford City Branch: Online Talks

Hereford City Branch: Online Talks

Online Talks

First begun when lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19 hit in 2020, our Hereford City branch have now hosted many excellent online talks from local groups and speakers.

As well as engaging people with local issues and sharing wildlife knowledge, these events, (which are free to attend or view subsequently,) have also garnered many generous donations totalling, to date, a fantastic £758!

Below are recordings of all the branch's talks. Details of forthcoming talks can be found on our Events pages.

Hereford City Branch presents: Mapping Hereford City

Landscape historian David Lovelace discusses historic maps, archives, aerial photos and LIDAR and how combining them in digital analysis can help conserve and enhance the landscape, heritage and biodiversity of the city and its surrounding rural parishes.

Hereford City Branch & Herefordshire Green Network present: Putting Herefordshire's Wildlife into Recovery

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's Conservation Senior Manager Andrew Nixon discusses the latest national developments on strategies to better protect and nurture an increase in wildlife:  ‘Putting Herefordshire’s Wildlife into Recovery: what do we need to do to create a county rich in wildlife? Nature Recovery Networks, Biodiversity Net Gain and the 30 by 30 campaign’. 

Recorded on 17th March 2021

Hereford City Branch presents: Verging on Wild

Part of a national project run by Plantlife and supported by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Verging on Wild are looking after a network of Roadside Verge Nature Reserves and working with the council and Balfour Beatty to protect and improve our flower-rich verges. In the city, several projects to create urban wildflower areas are already happening thanks to their helpful advice on meadow creation.

Recorded on 17th February 2021

Hereford City Branch presents: The Friends of Bartonsham Meadows

Friends of Bartonsham Meadows is a grass-roots group supporting environmental and socially beneficial land-use practices at Bartonsham Farm, Hereford. The group has emerged in response to recent local land management practices, regional flooding, and global climate change. The purpose of the group is to support a transition to ecologically and socially beneficial land-use practices. The group endeavours to engage a conversation between city residents, landowners, land-managers, wildlife experts, the Church Commissioners, the Church, and other stakeholders.

Recorded on 21st January 2021.

Hereford City Branch presents: Coppicing at Queenswood

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust's City Branch host Nic Howes who will give a talk via Zoom on the coppicing work that was launched with a coppicing training course in 2018 at South Wood at Queenswood.

Recorded on 26th November 2020.

Hereford City Branch presents: Restoring Herefordshire's Ice Age Ponds

The Ice Age Ponds project is a collaboration between Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT), Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust (EHT) and the Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team (HART).The talk is given by project managers Dave Hutton of HWT and Beth Andrews of EHT.

Recorded on 19th October 2020.