Grasslands are the large open areas, big spaces where wildlife and farm animals can graze and enjoy their life outside. There are often not many bushes or trees, are mainly contain flat plains of grass, which remain fertile with approximately 20 inches of rain per year. The soil is often very deep, giving the grass the perfect platform to grow tall and strong. In America they are known as the prairies.
To find more information on grasslands please click on any of the links below:
Why are permanent grasslands important?
Why have permanent grasslands declined?
What grassland habitats are present in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire?
How do I know if a meadow or pasture is valuable for wildlife?
Enhancing or creating grasslands
|Basic Payment Scheme update|
|Paper forms have now been made available for farmers and agents to apply for the new Basic Payment Scheme and the deadline has been extended by a month to June 15. The announcement was made after the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) failed to bring the online system up to full functionality in time to meet the application deadline. The online system will only need to be used for registration. For more information about submitting your claim by June 15 click here.|
|Bedfordshire’s 2017 Wild Places Newsletter|
How Can Garden Furniture Effect Wildlife?
It’s an important question to ask, as garden furniture can have a real effect on how the wildlife in your general garden area behaves and is effected. We’ve been looking for companies who have a pro-active attitude to wildlife and garden furniture, those which have gone out of their way to stock recycled materials, and wildlife friends furniture sets that really stand out among the crowd. These retailers are: Tesco, Garden Centre Shopping UK, and Big Lottery Fund. They have the most wildlife friendly garden furniture and advice that you will find online, best in the United Kingdom by a mile.