Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust buys unprotected meadows

Boynes Meadows Image copyright Wendy Carter
Image caption The three meadows have been managed by the trust since 1987

A nature charity has bought three wildflower meadows in a bid to preserve them.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust used a £50,000 grant to purchase the Boynes Meadows site, opposite its nature reserve near Upton-upon-Severn.

The areas, although "important wildlife habitats", are not legally protected, they said.

Helen Woodman, from the trust, said it would enable it to "protect and sustain these...fast-disappearing habitats".

Image copyright Rob Allen
Image caption Worcestershire has around 20% of England's total remaining lowland meadows, the trust said

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