Plantlife

Magnificent Meadows

A meadow in midsummer is one of our most iconic wildlife spectacles. Our richest habitat for wild flowers, these crucibles of biodiversity support a wealth of wildlife. Plantlife will transform their fortunes by empowering individuals and communities to create and look after their own meadows.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059559)

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    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

97% of our meadows have been lost: species-rich grassland now covers only 1% of the UK but this unparalleled plant diversity provides vital life support for declining invertebrates, birds and mammals. A fifth of all priority species for conservation action are associated with grasslands. With the loss of meadows comes a loss in understanding and experience of meadows; a direct connection with an ancient cultural landscape that stores carbon, purifies water and quite simply, gives joy.

Solution

Meadow Makers: creating meadows with farmers, parish and town councils, schools, housing estates and churchyards and establishing local meadows groups. Meadows Academy: whether young or experienced, professional or amateur, our Meadow Academicians will be the grassland wildlife recorders, seed collectors and meadow makers of the future. My Meadow: working with healthcare professionals, artists and communities, we will offer diverse audiences the chance to experience meadows to aid wellbeing.