Videos: Talks and Workshops

Below are some key talks and our Grasses ID videos for beginners’. View more on the Moor Meadows YouTube channel.

Conserving Bumblebees on Dartmoor

By Dr Cathy Horsley of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, recorded in Lustleigh, 2017.

How to make a Wildlife Garden

A talk by John Walters, on how he turned his small urban garden into a haven for wildlife. Also includes ideas on creating a meadow in your garden.

Introduction to Wildflower Meadows, their history, their importance for wildlife

A talk by Stephen Moss, natural history author, broadcaster and wildlife television producer, recorded at the Meadow Makers’ Conference 2017.

More Meadows for Barn Owls talk

Barn Owls are birds of open countryside. Every meadow is potentially therefore an incredibly valuable resource for these wonderful birds. Facing numerous threats, they really need our help.

David Ramsden is a hugely knowledgeable naturalist and engaging speaker. He gave us a really interesting talk on how to create some valuable habitat within your meadow to help Barn Owls.  View the talk here.

Nature-Friendly Farming

Rebecca Hosking is a hugely knowledgeable naturalist and organic farmer and in this talk, given in Chagford and recorded by meadow maker Yuli Somme, she shares her knowledge and first-hand experience of ecological farming techniques, such as herbal pastures and year round rotational grazing.

Saving Our Bumblebees

A talk by Professor Dave Goulsen, the world-leading researcher from Sussex University and best-selling author of A Buzz in the Meadow, A Sting in the Tail and Bee Quest, recorded at the Meadow Makers’ Conference 2017.

The Secret Lives of House Martins, Swallows and Swifts

An illustrated talk by renowned Dartmoor naturalist and artist John Walters. One of a series of talks held in several parishes across Dartmoor in 2017, to raise awareness of the needs of these once common birds.

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

'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

PDFs and Other Downloads

Links to online PDF files for download

Meadow people

Other Meadows Groups

Links to other meadows groups around the country


Online audio podcasts related to meadows