Hay Time Rescue Project

Description of activity: 

This project aims to identify a minimum of 3 threatened hay meadow species; collect & propagate seed to bolster species numbers in their historic locations through plug planting.

Working with LERN and Lancashire Botany Group on historic records of floral species, and previously identified declining species; 5 potential species were identified: globe flower, melancholy thistle, bird's eye primrose, saw wort, and dyers' greenweed.  

The seed has been collected and propagated by volunteers with a view to planting plug plants out by September 2019.

Expected outcomes of activity: 

Populations of globe flower, melancholy thistle, birds eye primrose, saw wort and dyers' greenweed have been increased in the Forest of Bowland.

Activity date: 
1st November 2018