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Putting our meadows back on the map

 
Created on 21/06/2018 @ 09:45
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Montgomeyrshire Wildlife Trust is celebrating National Meadows Day with a ‘Magic Meadows’ event near Dolanog.

Running from 2-4pm on Saturday, July 7, visitors are invited to join the wetlands site owner to learn about the site management and the special wildlife which lives there.

The day is dedicated to celebrating and protecting our vanishing wildflower meadows and the wealth of wildlife they support.

Flower-rich meadows are increasingly rare and threatened with, staggeringly, over 97% of our meadows that existed in the 1930s have since been eradicated - that’s a loss of 7.5 million acres of wild flower grassland.

Claire Parton, Plantlife’s Head of Projects, said: “The steady, quiet, and under-reported decline of our meadows is one of the biggest tragedies in the history of UK nature conservation; if over 97% of our woodland had been destroyed there’d be a national outcry. That is why National Meadows Day is so important - now more than ever it is essential to shine a light on these precious habitats and to reverse their decline.

“It is only through connecting with nature that people can begin to fully value its full worth and attending a National Meadows Day event in Montgomeryshire is a great way to explore and enjoy meadows and appreciate their special place in our social and cultural history.

Booking is essential and for more information, visit www.montwt.co.uk or call 01938 555654.

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