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NATURE WALK GROUP - BABCARY MEADOW

Our early Summer walk was to Babcary Meadows on 6th June. The meadows are run by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and are about 30 acres and one of the most species rich meadows in Somerset. The meadows have been naturalised for 100 years and are cut once a year in July/August and then grazed by cattle.

We last visited on 19 June 2017 when it was un unbearably hot afternoon, this time the weather was perfect for walking, but very few butterflies were seen, just a small blue, red admiral and meadow brown and very few 6-spot Burnet. However at the entrance to the reserve by the river there were lots of pretty damselflies.

Plenty of wild flowers seen including white and red Clover, yellow Rattle, Vetch, red Campion, Knapweed, Birds Foot Trefoil, Early Orchid, Bugle, Poppies, Tormentil, wild Roses and lots of Oxeye Daisies.

There is ample parking at the playing fields and then just a short walk down the lane to the reserve.

Joan Williams

NATURE WALK GROUP - BABCARY MEADOW