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Cheshire Wildlife’s Marvellous Meadows success

By on January 14, 2018

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is celebrating a key success after creating a network of new meadows as part of the ‘Save Our Marvellous Meadows’ Appeal.


The campaign has raised nearly £12,000 toward restoring 100 hectares of species-rich grassland in Cheshire in the next 10 years.

Martin Varley, director of conservation, said: “Many grassland specialist pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hoverflies and moths are in rapid decline, due to this loss in our region’s landscape.

“Insect-feeding small mammals and birds such as the yellow wagtail, lapwing and skylark have all also been impacted by the losses.”

Jo Darlington, director of fundraising and communications, added: “We have received fantastic support not just through our supporters’ generous donations and our wonderful volunteers who have given their time, but also through the support of organisations in the county.

“We’d like to thank everyone that has got involved. We know how important meadows and pollinators are to people and these funds will enable us to continue our important meadows restoration work.”

Last year the Trust restored eight hectares of meadows.


To support Cheshire Wildlife Trust and its ‘Save Our Marvellous Meadows Appeal’ visit their website at

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