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Fritillary Watch - Tuesday 24th May 2016

North Meadow

North Meadow National Nature Reserve is open

The fritillaries are now going to seed and the flowers have disappeared. It is a shame the meadow was flooded during the flowering this year but remember… there’s always next year.

If visiting please ensure you keep to the marked paths. This is especially important in areas where there is still surface water and soft ground. Remember to bring appropriate footwear as walking around wet areas into the sward will damage seeding flowers.

Dogs are welcome but need to be kept on leads and on the paths with their owners.

The meadow is currently bright yellow with bulbous, meadow and creeping buttercup in abundance. There is still a lot to see and as we get closer to hay cut the sward will grow tall and more colours will be seen around the meadow.

Any enquires please contact Aidan Fallon, Reserve Manager on 07919 995036 or


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