A sketchbook lying in a patch of germander speedwell. On the sketchbook is a watercolour meadow.

Writing and artwork inspired by floodplain meadow research.

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Burnet and Blue

Burnet: A most precious herb, the continual use of it preserves the body in health and the spirit in vigour. Culpeper Great burnet (Sanguisorba officianalis) is a stately denizen of our floodplain meadows – a larger cousin to the more diminutive salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor) that you might find in upland calcareous grasslands or asContinue reading “Burnet and Blue”

Watercolour painting of meadow flowers, a bee and a grasshopper.

Forever Meadow: a Poem

It’s National Meadows Day and this poem celebrates the wonder of traditional floodplain hay meadows. These threatened habitats can boast 40 plant species per square metre, which in turn support a vast diversity of animal life. To maintain this important pool of biodiversity these meadows depend on the annual cycle of hay cutting and aftermathContinue reading “Forever Meadow: a Poem”