Over the last century 97% of lowland wildflower meadows, similar to Meadow Farm, have disappeared from the English countryside. They’ve been lost under the concrete and tarmac of houses and roads, or drained and ploughed for intensive farming.
The few remaining meadows, just 1500 hectares in England, all offering the same vibrant and beautiful spectacle as I was enjoying, are a small reminder of a traditional, rural landscape with a critical role to play in the conservation of our natural heritage. The Wildlife Trust now has a golden opportunity to buy Meadow Farm and save this extraordinary site for ever. Continue reading