Chimney Meadows is one of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves and is well worth a visit at any time of year.
This tranquil site west of Oxford boasts more than 300 hectares of wildflower meadows and wetland habitat and the River Thames meanders right through it. Its fields are part of an ancient landscape, created by the river and shaped by centuries of farming.
Once a commercial farm, the rich wildlife of this peaceful place has been restored since the Trust started looking after it in 2003. Fields once planted with wheat and barley are now colourful, species-rich wildflower meadows. This type of habitat is important for its remarkable diversity of plant-life and as a home to nationally declining wading birds such as curlew, which breed here.
You can find out more about BBOWT’s work and support its efforts to create more nature everywhere here: www.bbowt.org.uk
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