Halford Flood Meadow Diary

July 2023

19 Jul 2023

Some success!

Finally we are seeing a good variety of plant species appearing in the scrapes. This is the reward for all the effort that we have put in so far. Species such as ragged robin, common knapweed, tufted vetch, ox-eye daisy, ribwort plantain, marsh woundwort, greater birds-foot trefoil are some of the more prevalent species that like the conditions. It is interesting to see how some scrapes have done a lot better than others which shows how the growing conditions change in the different areas of the meadow, this could be good as it will provide a greater mosaic of habitats. It is very exciting to see this evolving and we are looking forward to establishing species richness in the wider meadow.

by Mike Hopkins