Anyone looking to learn more about restoring meadows and grasslands has the opportunity at a course.

Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve will host a session titled 'Improving Meadows & Grasslands' on Friday, June 28, which will explore how to restore and recreate flower-rich grassland.

Topics that will be discussed include: theories of grassland restoration and beneficiaries in the natural world, identifying grassland types and the feasibility of wildflower meadow restoration and using green hay for meadow restoration.

Attendees will also be shown other seeding techniques - including self-grown wild flower plugs - and the ongoing management of flower-rich habitats.

A spokesman said: "Come along bearing questions, experiences and enthusiasm to expand the area of pollen and nectar-rich habitat in our wider countryside.

"There will be a fair amount of walking over relatively rough terrain during the day.

"Please be prepared for this and for some standing as you listen to discussion points."

The session will be led by Nick Gray, who is the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s conservation officer in west Dorset.

He has 20 years of experience working on grassland projects, bird surveys and in land management advice, and he holds a Masters degree in Rural Resource Management.

The workshop costs £68 per person, which includes both the course and food for the day.

People are advised to bring suitable clothing for outdoors and turn up by 9.45am for a 10am start.

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