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Practical Meadow Restoration at Moseley Common SSSI

Everyone is welcome to attend this Herefordshire Meadows event

Monday 17th July, 4.00 pm – 7.30 pm 

The Leen, Pembridge, HR6 9HN, courtesy of the Norman family.  

Tours depart at 4.00pm and 5.30 pm.

Moseley Common (now enclosed) is an SSSI on the Norman family farm. It is a 12 acre area of wet meadow and bog that has been known to naturalists since the C19. Although under-drained during WW2 it has never really been reclaimed for farming. During the last 3 years more than 250 species of plant have been identified, many rare in Herefordshire.  A license has been obtained from Natural England to mow part of it (and collect seeds) to spread (strew) on an adjacent small field to attempt to expand the area.     Come and see the SSSI, collect some seed and help to spread in the ‘new field’.  Also hear about a parallel Facilitation Fund project running on the Curl Brook that runs through the SSSI.

• Meet and park on the old railway line reached by following signs through the Leen Farm yard and along farm tracks past the caravan site and along the railway line.  

• Space for all, but please state your preference for 4.00pm or 5.30pm tour when booking.  

• Light refreshments provided at car parking area. 

• Stout footwear required.   

Booking is essential, please email bookings@herefordshireruralhub.co.uk or tel: 01432 353465

When booking, please indicate which tour (4pm or 5.30pm) you would like to attend