One of the main reasons for making the meadow was to create a haven for animals and insects (especially the rare ones). And after a couple of years of planting and caring for the space, we've got more wildlife than ever before! Here's some of what you might find if you keep your eyes peeled.
|A Rose Chafer beetle eating pollen on a Camissia flower. These beetles are said to be in decline in the UK, so we're really lucky they've picked the meadow for their new home.|
|Summer flowers blooming! We've not had buttercups on the meadow in a while, so it's great that they're making a comeback.|
|Bumblebee on a Camissia flower. With the wet and cold weather, our native bees have been having a hard time this year - except in the meadow where they've been busy eating nectar since April!|
|Ox-eye Daisies blooming by the road. A nice sight for drivers, and the perfect landing pad for butterflies too.|