According to regular Meadow flora watchers, this year has been a bumper one with a wonderful healthy bloom - the wet 'Summer' has its plus side. Despite the earlier flooding, the Skylarks and Corn Buntings seem to have done fairly well, but I suspect that, like the rest of the country, the insect numbers have been down.
It will be interesting to see how the hay harvest goes. The conditions of sale require the cutting to be completed by the end of July. Although the hay might be dry if the promised weather change materialises, the ground will probably be a bit soggy (has anyone known there to be a foot of water on the main Brampton to Godmanchester footpath in mid-July?). The cut can be delayed a couple of weeks if necessary but it will be an interesting year. The photo above shown one of the roads that was cut last month before the Hay Auction.