National Meadows Day - Saturday 1st July

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Grass vetching and Goats-beard
Marbled White Butterfly
Pyramidal Orchid

To mark National Meadows Day (Sat 1st July), Curry Rivel Wildlife Survey Group invites you to visit our own local meadows located in Holdens Way for a guided walk.
Eastfield Community Meadow and Batty Piece, a private nature reserve and wild flower meadow.

Car parking by Westfield Recreation Field.
Contact us for details of guided walks between 2pm and 5pm, Sat 1st July 2017
Please contact me for alternative arrangements

Contact David German 01458 259688 or email at davidgerman555@gmail.com

"Meadows, once a feature of every parish in Somerset are now an increasingly fragile part of our national heritage but all is not lost. National Meadows Day is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the flowers and wildlife of Somerset's magnificent meadows and understand their special place in our shared social and cultural history.
"Beyond being a quintessential sight of summer, meadows' value to our wildlife cannot be overstated -- a single healthy meadow can be home to over 80 species of wild flowers, such as cuckoo flower, yellow rattle, orchids, knapweed and scabious, compared to most modern agricultural pasture which typically supports under a dozen species."

Claire Parton, 'Save Our Magnificent Meadows' Project Manager for Somerset Wildlife Trust

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