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 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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