Monthly Archives: May 2024

Experimental topping of the rank areas of our Sherborne grasslands

May 9th 2024: very belatedly as we have been held up so much by the wet weather, we cut the rank grass areas on the Sherborne Terraces and the Quarr Local Nature Reserve today and removed the biomass, hoping that this will enable the finer grasses and different species of wildflowers to thrive rather than […]


Scything and Haymaking in Transylvania July/August 2024

Our friend Attila Sarig in eastern Transylvania is running two haycamps this year which I would thoroughly recommend! In 2011 a group from EuCAN spent a wonderful fortnight in two areas of Transylvania in Romania. The landscape, people and wildlife are out of this world! In 2016 we travelled with a group of enthusiastic volunteers […]


Wyke Farm, Chedington, surveying weekend June 28th – 30th 2024

The land area linked to Wyke Farm is now around 1000 acres and includes the wonderful Whitevine Farm which is just over the Somerset border and part of which is a SSSI hay meadow. The aim of this weekend is to bring together people with expertise in certain fields and others with an interest but […]