Field meeting at Jenkey Farm, Shadoxhurst

On 25th June, Club members were led around the meadows at Jenkey Farm by Camilla Blackburn of KWT. This 25ha property, adjacent to various local wildlife sites, has recently entered into a Higher Level Stewardship agreement, so some baseline records were welcome. The meadows were full of grasshoppers and butterflies (including a purple hairstreak) and yellow rattle was so abundant in places that it really rattled with every step.


Text and photo supplied by Simon Springate.