Take a look at the calendar below to see what public events are taking place at Langley Mead.
We will also update the calendar from time to time with seasonal wildlife highlights for visitors to see.
National Meadows Day at Langley Mead – Saturday 1st July
Join us for a celebration of National Meadows Day at Langley Mead, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 1 July 2017. EPR staff and the Langley Mead ranger will be on hand to lead guided walks around the nature reserve, which is being restored from agricultural land to a traditionally managed floodplain meadow. Learn about the plants and wildlife that are now thriving here, and the management techniques being used to promote biodiversity. Dogs are welcome!
About Langley Mead
In May 2015, University of Reading opened Langley Mead, a publically accessible nature reserve located near Shinfield to the south of Reading. The University worked with EPR and other and partners to design an extensive programme of ongoing habitat restoration and creation, as well as the installation of new paths, bridges, boardwalks, kissing gates and interpretation boards to help people to enjoy the reserve and get close to nature. Wildflower seed-rich green hay was kindly provided by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) from their Moor Copse reserve, to diversity the existing grasslands.
About National Meadows Day
Held on the first Saturday of July every year, National Meadows Day is an annual celebration of our wildflower meadows and their wildlife, and is the headline event of the Save Our Magnificent Meadows Project. A single healthy meadow can support over 80 species of wild flowers, but over 97% of wildflower meadows have been destroyed since the 2nd World War, and there are only 10,500 hectares of lowland hay meadow remaining in the UK. With over 100 events being held across the UK in 2017, National Meadows Day encourages people to visit, enjoy and learn about their local wildflower meadows and grasslands, and raises awareness of their importance and their plight.
For further information about National Meadows Day, please visit www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk
Please call us on 0800 028 5485 to report any incidents at Langley Mead to the Ranger
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