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Wildlife of floodplain meadows

Consistent agricultural management has created a rich wildlife habitat on floodplain meadows. A range of taxa (most notably invertebrates and birds) is supported by the dynamic mix of different plants. In most cases, the species present are those either adapted to, or relatively unaffected by, the changes brought about by hay-cutting and seasonal flooding. Click on the links below to find out more about the different groups.

Plant communities

Plant species

Snakeshead fritillary

Invertebrates

Birds

Mammals