Meadow Survey at Centenary Field. Learn How To ID Native Plants & Help Us Improve Local Biodiversity

Meadow Survey at Centenary Field – Learn How To ID Wildflowers & Grasses!

Update: 14/07/22:

The Meadow Survey has now been rescheduled for Sunday the 24th of July.

Update: 12/07/22:

Due to anticipated high temperatures this weekend, we have made the decision to postpone our planned Meadow Survey. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and parishioners is our priority.

Make sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the rescheduled date, as we absolutely intend to carry out the Meadow Survey at a later date during the summer.

Join Frampton Cotterell Parish Council for a Wild Meadow Survey of Centenary Field, July 16th POSTPONED

Do you want to learn how to identify different types of native plants, and at the same time help us improve local biodiversity? On Saturday the 16th of July Sunday the 24th of July, we are going to be conducting a survey of the hay meadows in Centenary Field, and we need your help!

You may have noticed that certain areas of grass have been left to grow long across the hay meadow at Centenary field – areas which are only cut in sections once a year. Some sections around the edges are even being left uncut for three years!

Why? Well, this method of grass-cutting is part of our bid to enhance the space at Centenary Field for wildlife and help increase biodiversity. That the wildflowers look so pretty is just an added bonus!

Whilst this approach has been tried and tested in the past, we don’t want to merely sit back and hope for the best – we are taking a more scientific approach to find out just how much good our meadow areas are doing! So, we will be conducting a sectional survey of parts of the meadow in order to record what types of wild grasses and flowers are growing. We plan to repeat this survey annually so that we can keep track of the increasing biodiversity of the meadow, and see how the nature improves year on year!

This is where you come in!

We need volunteers to come help us with our survey. You’ll be given training on the day to learn how to identify wildflowers and grasses, and help will be on hand throughout the session to assist with any trickier IDs and making sure your survey records are correct.

If you want to come along and help us with our meadow survey, please contact Daisy on or call the office on 01454 864442 to book your space. The session is free, but booking is required as we have limited equipment.

We hope to see you there!

Wild grasses and flowers at centenary field on a sunny day.
Wild grasses and flowers at Centenary Field.