Hay Time Rescue Project

Description of activity

This project aims to identify a minimum of 3 threatened hay meadow species; propagate & 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 suitable species were identified: Globe flower, melancholy thistle, bird's eye primrose, saw wort and dyers' greenweed. These are species with a sustainable source for seed collection within the Forest of Bowland. 

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

Expected outcomes of activity

The population of five declining hay meadow flora in Bowland will have their numbers bolstered, and hopefully sustained if not increased.

Activity date
1st November 2018
Other Partners
Kew Millennium Seed Bank