The group had been asked to pay the farm a visit as the owners have been anxious to conserve wildlife on their land and are understandably keen to know just what they've got.
To encourage wildlife they have created some fine hay meadows. I say 'created' for they are probably not ancient and seem to be the result of sowing a suitable seed mix, perhaps from meadows elsewhere. They have succeeded admirably.
|Hogweed dominates but yellow rattle, knapweed and perennial|
sow-thistles are common too. Sulgrave Farm. 23 June, 2019
I have a feeling that this shouldn't be here. Sulgrave Farm, near Culworth,
Northants. 23 June, 2019
Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria. on hogweed. Sulgrave Farm.
23 June, 2019