Bringing Wildlife Closer to Home
The pictures below give a flavour of Sudbury Meadow and our activities.
(All pictures are copyright of Friends of Sudbury Meadow)
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) in full flower. There were buttercups too. 10/05/17
Bird Garden looking lovely on a sunny May day. 10/05/17
The perennials bed getting a much needed clear-out thanks
The Bird Garden getting a tidy-up. 06/05/27
The orchard in full bloom. Hope the bees were busy! 16/04/17
Spring blossom in the Bird and Wildlife Gardens. 16/04/17
An enthusiastic hedge cutting team on a lovely March morning. 04/03/17
Enthusiastic young gardeners from Winhills Primary Academy.
Spot a Sudbury Meadow volunteer? There are several.
Left and right
The Friends of Sudbury Meadow Christmas Tree at The United Reform Church Christmas Tree Festival. We received the most votes! Well done and very many thanks to Di, Christine and Barbara who designed and put up the tree (and Lin who helped remove it). Thanks also to Mark who took these photos. 03/12/16
View from the south-east corner of the site, looking much bigger
Ranger Matt Hall removing last year's cuttings and tidying up this
Taming the front hedge. Thanks to Charlie and colleague. 12/09/16
Relaxing before a sharp rain shower curtailed the party! 03/09/16
Members and volunteers at our picnic and Pimms Party. 03/09/16
After two hours hard work, a cleared walkway! 03/09/16
Reinstating the walkway around the shrubbery. 03/09/16
Buttercups in the Bird garden's mini-meadow. 14/05/16
The meadow awash with cow parsley. 14/05/16
Blossom time in the orchard. Sadly the variable weather prevented
At last, grass at the front and a very well trimmed hedge! 16/01/16
Ray with a new recruit - Guard Dog? 14/10/15
The Wildlife Garden looking stunning after a year of loving
A well earned rest at our Cake and Cava get-together
Why do weeds grow faster than grass? 05/09/15
Yellow Corn Marigolds self-sown from 2014. What a lovely
Meadow Brown butterfly on wild marjoram. 02/07/15
A job well done! The Waitrose team - Thanks everyone!
A light summer hedge cut courtesy of a team
Grainne insect spotting in the Butterfly Garden. 06/06/15
Spring time in the meadow with Cow Parsley and
Apple blossom time. 28/04/15
Cowslips flowering in profusion in the lower meadow. 21/05/15
Newly planted Sorbus commixta. 14/02/15
Shrubbery having a severe thinning! 07/02/15
Comma and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on
Butterfly garden in mid-summer. 09/07/14
Volunteers moving logs for future wildlife features. 01/03/14
All change! Four Lombardy poplar trees failed a safety inspection last
Seven volunteers made short work of cutting five garden hedges
and the rest
FoSM's 'Biodiversitree' (middle foreground), the visitor's
Who needs man-power? Well done ladies, you did a lovely job
The Bird garden, with Sorbus berries and crab apples ripening for
Small Tortoiseshell butterflies in the nettle patch.
Celebrating our second Green Flag Community Award
Great Tit leaving a nest box, May 2012.
What a surprise! A small honeycomb formed around a branch of a
A Speckled Wood butterfly sheltering in the long grass on 16th April 2011
In the beginning - a view from the gate
taken on 22nd June 2000.