Last Saturday was National Meadows Day and people had a blooming great time
Did you discover a meadow over the weekend? If you did, you may have felt a buzz in the air - and not only from the bees. Saturday 1st June was National Meadows Day with over 115 events set up to celebrate. Here's a snapshot of what happened:
There was encouragement from some well-known names...
This: today, on National Meadows Day, take 3 mins to listen to this rich, sad soundscape of England's lost meadows.https://t.co/Hk4VtzgWJO pic.twitter.com/Eg31NCD4Bh
— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) July 1, 2017
Happy #NationalMeadowsDay Get out and explore your local meadows! Find more info @Love_plants Here's my patch of paradise in Gloucestershire pic.twitter.com/C7jdHKGSEW
— Rachel de Thame (@RacheldeThame) July 1, 2017
And lots going on...
Getting close to wonderful wildflowers on our walk for #NationalMeadowsDay pic.twitter.com/uI1l4G1oOy
— Ranscombe Farm (@Ranscombe_Farm) July 1, 2017
@hannahcpet dancing through the meadow during my Learn to Scythe course for @salt_scape on #NationalMeadowsDay pic.twitter.com/U6DlEL1Yys
— Steve Tomlin Crafts (@SteveTomlin101) July 2, 2017
Emily made a gorgeous bee pic.twitter.com/UHUm9OwENx
— Gorse Hill (@Gorse_Hill_NR) July 2, 2017
Stick man came to visit! @denmarkfarm for #NationalMeadowsDay pic.twitter.com/bsy7seoL8h
— Denmark Farm (@denmarkfarm) July 1, 2017
What better way to spend a sunny day than in a meadow! Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate #NationalMeadowsDay with us @NTCarms Dinefwr pic.twitter.com/qkh50unMyl
— Plantlife Cymru (@PlantlifeCymru) July 1, 2017
Masses of Orchids at Blagrove Meadow, North Herts. #NationalMeadowsDay#magnificentmeadows pic.twitter.com/FLGtavxLC9
— Alex Carlton (@alexcarlton12) July 3, 2017
Over 4000 counted Greater Butterfly Orchids in fabulous meadows at Caeau Tan y Bwlch, plus pollinators galore #NationalMeadowsDay pic.twitter.com/93SElgivK3
— Trevor the botanist (@DrTrevorDines) July 1, 2017
Our contribution to #NationalMeadowsDay pic.twitter.com/VxDoJBD5qp
— Cheddar Walking (@CheddarWalking) July 3, 2017
Lots of wildlife too...
Happy #NationalMeadowsDay Everyone! I hope you've had as good a day as the little fellow on the top flower and I had!
Find out more:
Save Our Magnificent Meadows
The UK’s largest partnership project transforming the fortunes of vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife.