The fritillaries are now flowering although they are still not at their peak as they have been held back by the cool weather.
Cricklade Bloomers are not able to run the Fritillary Tea Rooms this year but they will be selling cakes, plants and books in the courtyard next to the Thames Hall during the weekends on 17/18 April and 24/25 April. They will be there from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Continue reading “The Fritillaries Are Now Flowering”
Update from Natural England
Fritillaries are just starting to flower, we still estimate the main display to be around the 19th April.
The best area to see flowering fritillaries at the moment is the orange route. Continue reading “The Fritillaries Are Now Starting To Flower”
Update from Natural England
The Snakes Head Fritillaries are not in flower yet, so please continue to help protect North Meadow by keeping off until further notice. The ground conditions are still wet and heavy footfall causes ground compaction which damages this delicate habitat. Continue reading “Still Too Early To See The Snakes Head Fritillaries”
The winter flooding has started to recede but the site is still extremely muddy and slippery under foot. Natural England are asking people to stay off the site for now whilst the remainder of the water dries up.
The first Snake’s Head Fritillary shoots were spotted at the beginning of March. We are hoping they will have a good year this year and put on their stunning display in April. Continue reading “Winter Flooding Recedes”
Please help to protect North Meadow by not visiting until further notice. Natural England have posted the notice below at all entrances to North Meadow.
Continue reading “Protect North Meadow”
The start of the fritillary season is rapidly approaching and North Meadow is still flooded. The picture above, taken this morning, shows the water level is very high, as high as it has been all winter. Continue reading “Fritillary Season on North Meadow”
The Fritillaries have almost finished for this year and soon the hay will grow and be full of wild flowers.
The Fritillaries are flowering
The fritillaries of North Meadow are now showing themselves and slowly over the last week the purple haze of flowers have started to bloom. Spring has definitely sprung. We now expect visitor numbers to rise and would ask you to please read right to the bottom of the page and familiarise yourself with how you can help protect the meadow. Please keep to the marked paths. Continue reading “Fritillary Watch”
Fritillary season is almost upon us
As more fritillaries are starting to appear and the weather warming up we have high hopes for a good display this year at North Meadow. Flowers are developing nicely but only a handful are showing any sign of wanting to open so we would suggest giving it a few more weeks before visiting. Continue reading “Fritillary Watch”