Chiltern Forage Farm native meadow

Having removed the sheep from this over-grazed pasture, the native plants are thriving.  From Sweet Violet in April to meadow grasses and flowers in May and June, we are leaving them to set seed.  From the distant pinky haze of grass inflorescences to the bright detail of colonies and individual flowers, the diversity and complexity of this regenerating ecosystem is enjoyed by pollinators, moths, butterflies and invertebrates.

Sweet Violet with fallen Cherry blossom in April

Oxeye Daisy in June

Common Birdsfoot Trefoil in June

Foxglove in June, one of the few on this chalkland site