Middle Street Meadow News
Meadow news - December - January
Winter season is well established now the trees are bare and the paths have become very muddy . The river Nadder is running high and the swans are avoiding the faster water. Kingfishers are coming to the pond regularly and the first winter visitor goosanders have been seen. At the beginning of December Salisbury City Council installed a bench seat in the area that our volunteers cleared opposite Nadder island at the western end of the meadow. A lovely place to sit and watch birds at any time of the year. On recent sunny days red admiral butterflies have been spotted, an unseasonal splash of colour. During the recent colder weather Redwings, a winter visitor from Scandinavia, are regularly seen in the Meadow. A dead salmon was seen pulled out in the reeds proving that some still make it this far up the Nadder. The meadow continues to be a place of peace and joy during the Covid 19 pandemic, enjoyed by walkers and joggers alike.