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Easton Farm Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Berkshire
Interest Biological
Area 1.6 hectares (4.0 acres)
Notification 1985
Location map Magic Map

Easton Farm Meadow is a 1.6-hectare (4.0-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Easton, west of Boxford in Berkshire. It is in the North Wessex Downs.

Geography

The site is lowland neutral grassland

History

In the past the meadows around Easton Farm, were managed traditionally as 'floated' water meadows.

Fauna

The site has the following animals

Birds

Invertebrates

  • Silis ruficollis
  • Zicrona caerulea
  • Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata
  • Nemotelus pantherinus

Flora

The site has the following Flora:

  • Caltha palustris
  • Eleocharis palustris
  • Filipendula ulmaria
  • Angelica sylvestris
  • Cirsium palustre
  • Galium uliginosum
  • Lychnis flos-cuculi
  • Holcus lanatus
  • Valeriana dioica
  • Carex panicea
  • Carex nigra
  • Iris pseudacorus
  • Rumex hydrolapathum
  • Carex acutiformis
  • Carex paniculata
  • Dactylorhiza praetermissa
  • Dactylorhiza incarnata
  • Blysmus compressus
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