Tagged with meadows

Wildlife Wonders in Magical Meadows

  Meadow pipit (c) Margaret Holland   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Shrews

Common Shrew (c) Carl wright     Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Yellow Dung Fly

Yellow dung fly (c) David Longshaw   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Mother Shipton moth

Mother shipton c) Robert Thompson (naturepl)   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Nature pushed to the edge

Nature has been pushed to the edge in the most recent change to Common Agricultural Programme rules.  Minister George Eustice MP believes that subsidised fields of peas and beans will be good for nature.  That’s what he said on BBC Radio 4 World at One today June 10th.  The Wildlife Trusts ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Common Twayblade

Common twayblade (c) Geoff Simpson (Naturepl)   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Rabbit

  Rabbit (c) Jon Hawkins   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow and ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Bush Crickets

Roesel's Bush-cricket (c) Bruce Shortland   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow and ...read more →

Vanishing Grasslands

New evidence of vanishing grasslands One of my first experiences with what was then called the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation (now the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) was to witness the destruction of 60 acres of the finest Cotswold grassland by an owner who believed that ‘Cereal Quotas’ were imminent and ...read more →