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Ragwort, ragwort and more ragwort!

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Sunday 4th September 2022


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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 first Sunday morning each month. Please see the Volunteering page for details and dates.

Bat and Moth Evening - Fri, 26th Aug 8.30pm

Meet near the interpretation board and the log seat at the cycle path/blue bridge end of the meadow.
All welcome including children.

Paul will bring several bat detectors so that we can hear the clicks from the bats as they fly over the meadow and river.
Michael will set up his moth trap there and hopes to have a selection of interesting moths to show us.
They will be able to tell us about, and hopefully identify, some of the creatures that inhabit and feed in and around the meadow area at dusk and into the night.