What's National Meadow Day?
A typical meadow can be home to over 150 species of wild plants and flowers. These are essential resources that support our other wildlife. Bird’s-foot trefoil is a foodplant for 160 species of insect. Many wild bees rely on meadows for a supply of nectar and pollen
National Meadows Day is dedicated to celebrating and protecting our vanishing wildflower meadows and the wealth of wildlife they support. There'll be events all over the UK, such as scything, wildflower walks and picnics.
At Knightshayes, our ranger team is passionate about preserving natural meadows and promoting the growth of wildflowers. In the past four years, the range of wildflowers found at Knightshayes has steadily increased and we'll continue to play a part in contributing to reversing the devastating trend of the destruction of wildflower meadows.
What's happening at Knightshayes?
From 10am to 4pm, you can try your hand at scything with a professional scyther, Andi Rikard. She'll be able to talk about how scything still is importatn and used today, whilst demonstrating traditional techniques. It's completely free of charge, just drop by when you visit.