News , Events & Diary

Willow Cutting

A number of the old willows along Piddle Brook have received attention from a tree surgeon this week (12 Fen 18), some pollarded to prevent them splitting in half, some with rotten branches removed and most of the branches low over the brook have been removed.

Sheep Grazing

Please note that the sheep that have done such a good job over the last 3 months were removed from the site on 12 December 17.  Many thanks to all the dog owners using Avon Meadows for their forbearance while the sheep were there.

The Friends of Avon Meadows CIO becomes a registered Charity! August 2017

After a lot of work by the Hon. Treasurer and committee members, the Friends became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and was registered as a Charity on 2nd August 2017. This will open the door to funding streams for which we were not eligible as a community group. It will not change how the Friends operate, except that we need a more formal membership structure and records of AGMs etc. with annual reporting to the Charity Commission.

Green Hay Strewing July 2017

To enhance the species diversity of Middle Meadow, green hay was taken from Lazy Meadow near Evesham and spread by volunteers. An illustrated report can be downloaded here. (Large file 3.44 MB)

Management Plan Published

The 2017 Management Plan has been adopted - click here to download a copy. Natural England have approved our application for Higher Tier Stewardship.

Moth Night Dates (subject to weather conditions)

Our regular moth nights will start again in Spring 2018.

National Meadows Open Day - Saturday 1st July

Bioblitz 2017 - Saturday 24th June saw another successful bioblitz - bringing our total species count over 1000!!

March 2017 - Another fundraising success!

We were very pleased to win Tesco's "bags of help" in early 2017! £4,750 towards supporting our local nature reserve.

New Avon Meadows smart phone app instructions

Please note that this app will only work with Android and iOS (Apple) operating systems.

‚ÄčTo get the best out of the app proceed as follows:

Download the app onto your smart phone or tablet from your usual app store by entering Avon Meadows.When you open it you will see the screen above.The two most interesting buttons are those on the top, both of which make use of your device's camera.Tap the top left Augmented Reality button and point your device's camera at the new map on the notice boards at the entrance to Avon Meadows. 

 Note that this part of the app will not function unless your device's camera can see the map.You will see creatures beginning to move around.  If you hit one with your finger a data sheet will appear to tell you all about it.Return to the Home Page by clicking the arrow at the top left.Tap the top right 3D Map button.Walk to one of the locations on Avon Meadows marked with an 'X' on the map.Tap the 'X' where you are standing and hold your device up so that its camera can see the scene over the meadows in front of you.  A pair of rotating black arrows will appear in the middle of the screen to show it is working.Then, magically, flowers will appear over the meadow on your device's screen.

To download the app, search for "Avon Meadows" at your usual iOS or Android app store. You can download the map here.

Bioblitz Saturday 18th June 2016

Last year's Bioblitz was so successful and such fun that we did it all again! Starting at 05.00 with a dawn chorus walk, each hour focused on a different aspect of the wildlife to be seen on the wetland, ending with the magic of moths from 10pm to midnight. A team of experts from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and Worcestershire Recorders, as well as the Friends of Avon meadows, was on hand to help identify and record findings.


The Heron is back!

 January 2016 - more fundraising success!

Following the grant of £200 from ASDA Pershore, we are pleased to have received £800 from Persimmon Homes. The money will be used to buy materials for our volunteers to build an artificial bank for sand martins to nest in. These endangered birds have been seen on the wetland and along the River Avon, but there is nowhere local for them to build nests and raise a family.


Download the app onto your smart phone or tablet from your usual app store by entering Avon Meadows

The Friends of Avon Meadows CIO is a Registered Charity, registered number 1174083

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