Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT) staff and volunteers will lead guided walks of the rich array of wildflowers and in particular, the nationally rare snake’s head fritillaries which grow on the Lugg meadow and talk about the history and wildlife that make this nature reserve unique. The first walk will depart between 10.15am and 10.30am and then roughly every half hour with the last one leaving at 12.30pm. There will also be WildPlay activities on offer for children in the garden planting fritillaries, making bee crafts, playing pollination games and pond dipping.
HWT and the Floodplain Meadows Partnership will also be surveying the fritillaries for the sixth year running. This is part of a national project which is looking at fritillaries on a number of important floodplain sites. Please come and help us count the fritillaries on the Lugg Meadow. If you are interested in taking part please email Emma Rothero at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave her a message on 01908 655645. No previous experience is required.
Venue: Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road, Tupsley, Hereford HR1 1UT. Directions: A438 out of Hereford turn left opposite the Cock of Tupsley (signposted- Herefordshire Nature Trust), Lower House Farm is the 17th Century black and white farm house down the lane. Grid ref: SO 536 404.
Cost: £5.00 per adult. Children up to 14 years old go free.
It is advisable to come equipped with warm clothing and good footwear as the Lugg Meadow can be incredibly cold and windy at this time of year and there is no shelter.