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.

Field meeting at Jenkey Farm, Shadoxhurst


Text and photo supplied by Simon Springate.