PDFs and Other Downloads

Life on the Verge in Devon

Devon County Council is encouraging communities to manage verges for wildlife. Find the guidance document here.

Life on the Verge

Yellow Rattle – ecology & establishment requirements

For a definitive review of the ecology including establishment requirements of hay rattle read Duncan Westbury’s paper ‘Rhinanthus minor’ published in the Journal of Ecology in 2004. Free access.

Pdf here

Yellow Rattle – interaction with other plants

A report by Malcolm C. Press and Gareth K. Phoenix on the ‘Impacts of parasitic plants on natural communities’.

Pdf here

More Resources help and information



A local network of organisations and individuals with skills and services to help those members who would like help managing their grasslands and boundaries

Orchid walk at Deer Park Farm

Courses and Workshops

Links to organisations providing useful courses and workshops

Videos: Talks and Workshops

Online videos of some of our talks and workshops

'Meadows' by George Peterken

Recommended Books

Catch up on your reading when the British weather means you can't be out in the meadow!


Links to a wide range of interesting, useful and informative websites and online resources

Seed Suppliers

Organisations and companies supplying seeds for meadow creation


Suppliers of useful tools and equipment

Meadow people

Other Meadows Groups

Links to other meadows groups around the country


Online audio podcasts related to meadows