- Wildlilfe Sites Officers
Tel: 01234 364213
Click here for enquiry form
|Enhancing and Creating Grasslands|
More coming soon….
Natural England publications:
Advisory note TIN035 – Soil sampling for habitat recreation and restoration
Gardens for wildlife
Plant for Wildlife website – a easy-to-use garden planner to help you create a haven for wildlife in your own garden. Just choose a season and a colour and the planner will produce a list of suitable plants.
Provide some good advice on ground preparation, sowing and aftercare on their website.
If you would like to see a YouTube video of the Northants Wildlife Sites officer showing you the process of grassland enhancement from seed collection at the donor site right through to sowing the seeds at the recipient sites, please click here.
Royal Botanical Garden Kew
have produced a collection of technical information sheets covering various aspects of seed conservation practicalities, aimed at practitioners in the field, including seed collection, viability of seed, seed drying and storage. To visit website click here.
|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 2014 Wild Places Newsletter|
As 2014 is drawing to a close, I thought it was time to produce the sixth ‘Wild Places’ newsletter. This newsletter is produced specifically for owners/managers of wildlife sites in Bedfordshire. The latest edition includes articles on the Rural Development Programme update, traditional orchards, the forthcoming BSBI Plant Atlas 2020 and more. I hope you find it interesting.
|Flora Locale Training Workshops 2015|
Flora Locale are offering a programme of training and demonstration events. Read more
|BCN Wildlife Trust Training Courses|
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire is offering a series of training workshops in 2015. These range from species identification to habitat management and practical conservation. Read more