Wye And Upper Derwent Group AGM And Crich Chase Meadows Talk

A talk about Belper’s Crich Chase Meadows and Wye and Upper Derwent Group AGM will be held on Monday April 16.

Oliver Foulds will be talking about the flower rich meadows looking at the restoration of one of Derbyshire’s flower rich meadows.

The Crich Chase Partnership is a partnership between Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England and National Grid. The three came together with the goal of restoring the nationally important habitats at Crich Chase SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Said: “The meadows support fantastic butterfly and pollinator populations (the hoverflies alone number more than 50 species!) and there are plenty of bird species to fill the air with a jumble of songs and calls.”

“The crisis our pollinators are facing due to loss of habitat and the use of pesticides makes places like Crich Chase Meadows vital sanctuaries for these species, where they have the space and resources to feed and breed in their natural environment.”

“The partnership will ensure that the meadows will continue to be managed using the old traditional methods that made this stunning piece of land the wildlife haven that it is today.”

The AGM takes place on Monday 16th April 2018 at Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North (A6), DE4 2FT starting at 7.30pm.

Admission is £3.00 including refreshments, and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact the Trust on 01773 881188 during office hours.

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