About the tutor
Sarah has been involved in environmental training since she started working for ADAS in 1994. As the YDMT Hay Time officer covering the Forest of Bowland AONB from 2012 to 2018, Sarah has worked closely with farmers and landowners across the AONB area working on meadow restoration. Every summer since 2012 she has also delivered training and guided walks focusing on upland meadows and local wildflowers.
About the course
This film offers an introduction to the different wildflowers and grasses that you may typically find in an upland hay meadow, tips on how to identify them and background about how meadows have developed over time. Set in the upper Hodder valley in the Forest of Bowland, the film will also be an opportunity to explore the species-rich wildflower meadows found there, and maybe experience a little bit of their magic.
Upland Haymeadow Flora
For high quality full screen viewing, please watch this video on our YouTube channel.
Sarah has produced a helpful guide on resources for you to download as an accompanyment to the video.
You might want to take a look at our 'Flowers and grasses of hay meadows' guide, available at the YDMT shop, to help you identify whilst in the field.
Sarah has also contributed to the following, which you may also find helpful:
Forest of Bowland AONB video 'Haytime in Bowland - A Pendle Life-Time Film'.
Create your own mini-meadow - How to collect wildflower seed to create a wildflower meadow or garden.
Create your own mini-meadow - Drying and storing wildflower seeds to create a wildflower meadow or garden.
Create your own mini-meadow - How to sow and grow wildflower seeds to create a wildflower meadow or garden.
Create your own mini-meadow - How to plant out wildflower plug plants to create a wildflower meadow or garden.
You may also like to view our online course 'Wildflower propagation' with Rachel Benson.
Thanks to Ben Niall Video Productions.
Please complete a course feedback form after watching the course, you can use a form or complete the online survey.