Category Grasses

Picture of Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)

Return to Pixton

Every year we manage to make at least one visit to Pixton Meadow in the village, not least because it is such a delightful and popular spot. As we have noted before, meadows have seriously declined over the last 70 years so it is great to see even this example of what in the past […]

Picture of Pixton Meadow

Pixton Meadow

The main focus of today’s walk was the lovely meadow at Pixton, just north of Emerson college. It is looking great at the moment, so it was an ideal opportunity to focus on a particular habitat that is only 30 minutes’ walk from the centre of the village. Though there were plenty of other things […]

Weirwood reservoir from Springhill

Springhill and Goat

Our third walk (1 June 2014) took us to Springhill and into the woods at the bottom end of Goat in some glorious sunshine. It was a nice big group and we saw a good range of species. The sandstone outcrop at Springhill was home to lots of sheep’s sorrel, as well as the moss […]