Middle Street Meadow News
Meadow news - August - September 2020
Birds in the meadow are quieter now that the breeding season is largely over. Green woodpecker can be heard calling and occasionally seen. Butterflies present; , Small Copper, Large, Small and Green veined whites, Speckled wood, Holly Blue and Common blue. Wasp spiders and grass hoppers can be found through the grassy areas. Water voles are all along the river but not easy to spot. The small area which was seeded with wild flower seed with the City Council's help, has come to an end now. Seed will be collected and spread to other areas.
The invasive Himalayan balsam is present in smaller quantities this year and will be pulled out by volunteers.