Blooming wildflowers

The ground was prepared and the seed sown and now the Meadow’s dedicated wild flower area for bees is beginning to bloom.

BMT directors met with representatives of the Surrey Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency last week to discuss area of co-operation and sharing of expertise. We had a walk around the Meadow to look at recent changes and developments and noticed numerous butterflies all over the Meadow and especially around the wild flower area. A big group of brown trout was spotted in the shallows of the river upstream from the new fish passage and we found a large grass snake (unfortunately dead) in the centre of the Meadow.

The annual haycut is complete and the Meadow was visited by around 4 red kites flying low. Another recent sighting has been of a barn owl flying in the daytime towards the western end of the Meadow.