What does a Meadow Survey offer?
The Marches Meadow Group offers a free walkover survey for members within the boundary of the MMG area carried out by members of the group who have experience and expertise in this field.
The survey is recorded in the form of a plant species list, with notes on the abundance of species and possible management advice for the meadow owner.
This service is also available for meadow owners outside the MMG area.
Follow-up surveys are recommended for meadows that are subject to improvement, such as green hay strewing.
The group aims to help meadow owners become familiar with the main characteristic species in their meadows by running workshops and visits.
Owners will be encouraged to maintain a log of management activity on their meadows.
The MMG may make the results of meadow surveys available to other interested conservation organisations and will retain copies of the surveys.