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Baydons Meadow Wildlife Group

The group exists to manage Baydons Meadow, a field beside the river in Chippenham, as a hay meadow.

Over the years we are increasing the numbers of wildflowers and invertebrates, and are gradually reducing the incidence of coarse grasses and other vigorous plants.

We are a small group of volunteers, who would welcome help from anyone with a few hours to spare. We meet on the fist Sunday morning each month. Please see the Volunteering page for details and dates.

Bat and Moth Evening - Friday, 30th August

Everyone, including children, is welcome to our Bat and Moth Evening starting at 8.30pm, meeting by the log seat and the interpretation board near the cycle/foot bridge over the river. We will have bat detectors so that you can hear the clicks made by bats flying over the meadow and by the bridge. There will also be a moth trap with a bright light to attract moths, plus expert volunteers to tell you about and to identify the creatures that inhabit and feed in and around the meadow area at dusk and into the night.