Bell Sykes Meadow Slaidburn

Over the summer I have been  recording the growth on one of the meadows at Bell Sykes near Slaidburn by taking photographs from the same spot every week. This was to help Sarah Robinson, the Forest of Bowland Hay Time Project Officer http://forestofbowland.com/Hay-Time-Project-0. Bell Sykes meadows are part of the Coronation meadows project. The Coronation Meadows website coronationmeadows.org.uk describe them as “Bell Sykes Meadows includes six unimproved flower-rich fields. Three of these include grasses such as meadow foxtail and sweet vernal grass along with moisture loving flowers like great burnet and meadowsweet. The upper three fields are home to the characteristic flowers of dry hay meadows in northern England. Meadow crane’s-bill and melancholy thistle grow together with a colourful mix of yellow rattle, eyebrights, p...

Editorial

It is worth reading Phil Slade in http://anotherbirdblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/ringing-gold.html reporting on a ringing session at Oakenclough. As a strong advocate of increasing woodland cover in Bowland it is good to hear about the newly re-opened Woodland Creation Planning Grant details available here http://www.forestry.gov.uk/england-fif. I have just downloaded a copy of State of Nature 2016 it can be downloaded here http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/stateofnature16 ....
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height top farm 2016-02-25 13:33:00

HEIGHT TOP FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGESAt long last some cold frosty and sunny weather. Much better for lambing than the miserable wet we've been having.First lamb born this morning and all is well.Come in number 6 your time is nearly up!