The Durham Wildlife Trust Team of Volunteers, Staff and Trustees are incredibly sorry to hear of the passing of Hannah Hauxwell.
Durham Wildlife Trust was fortunate to acquire Hannah’s meadow when she retired. Hannah managed the grassland in the traditional way, with no artificial fertilisers which preserved the wide range of wildflowers found there.
Across the UK 97% of our wildflower meadows have been destroyed since the Second World War and the Wildlife Trust wanted to make sure Hannah’s Meadow didn’t go the same way. We have continued the traditional management and every summer visitors can enjoy the meadow just has Hannah and many generations of farmers before her would have seen it.
The meadow is her legacy.