Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kingcombe Meadows

 Kingcombe Meadows Reserve is still managed as a working farm, grazed by cows and sheep, using traditional methods without artificial fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides.  The result is a patchwork of fields and unimproved grassland, rich in wild flowers and insect life. This year everything is late so there were many fewer insects than on previous visits, in particular no butterflies and very few grasshoppers. The orchids, buttercups and ragged robin were at their best.

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