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Meadows and grasslands

Wet meadow at Nene Washes

Image: Andy Hay

Our grassland reserves are vital sanctuaries for nesting birds such as skylarks and waders. The wild calls and display flights of lapwings, curlews, snipe and redshanks are a star spring attraction and colourful displays of wildflowers bloom in summer.

Visitor tips

These tips will help you to make the most of your visit:

  • Visit in spring for birdsong and the amazing display flights of wading birds
  • Look down - grassland and wet meadows are rich in wildflowers in spring and summer
  • Grassland is great for insects too - look for butterflies, bees and all kinds of fascinating creatures