With the aim of protecting traditional landscapes and wildlife habitats, the Gwynedd Council Biodiversity Team are looking for fields where traditional haymeadows could be established.
A free demonstration event funded by the Llŷn Landscape Partnership will be held at Felin Uchaf, Rhoshirwaun, on Saturday 7 July for anyone who would like to learn more or to register an interest in forming a haymeadow group.
Information and advice will be available on haymeadow restoration and management, grazing and machinery, plant identification and biodiversity. Visitors will also be able to see work in progress on a traditional haymeadow at Y Felin Uchaf.
This is the latest in a series of succesful projects where farmers and smallhlders have wroked closely with Gwynedd Council, for instance the Natur Gwynedd Project, and like before we will be looking for economic as well as einvironmetnal benefits to the project.
Councillor Gareth Roberts, the Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:
“As a Council our aim is to protect the beauty and rich biodiversity of our landscape for future generations, and the protection and restoration of traditional haymeadows is a key part of this.
“Good management of meadows bring many benefits to the local environment, as they support a wide variety of plants, provide ideal habitat for ground-nesting birds and other wildlife.
“This event at Felin Uchaf is a great opportunity for farmers, smallholders and any other landowners to learn more about the restoration and management of haymeadows.
“This is an exciting initiative, and I would urge anyone who is concerned about the disappearance of traditional wildlife habitats to come along to see what they could do to help.”
For further information please contact: Hilary Kehoe 07726358228. email@example.com