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Stony Stratford 3

Meadow description

The Parks Trust only acquired this field in 2011. Its previous use was as a paddock although there are no records of how intensively it was used and whether it has been seeded and/or subject to any artificial inputs.

The site is very patchy (2017). It has very species rich areas of short-sward communities allied to MG5 vegetation. There are 5 main species of grass thawt dominate this site inlcuding red fescue (up to 50% cover). 25 forbs are present including meadow saxifrage. Thistles and ragwort however are also present reflecting its past use as a pony paddock. Much of the site has "islands" covered with nettles, sow thistles, and cow parsley; evidence of higher soil fertility.


* Conservation designations are as follows:
SSSI: Site of Special Scientific Interest
NNR: National Nature Reserve
SAC: Special Area of Conservation
RAM: Ramsar Site
SPA: Special Protection Area
WT: Local Wildlife Trust Reserve
NT: National Trust Reserve
VCO: Other Voluntary Conservation Organisation Reserve
CL: Registered Common Land
NS: Non-statutory site

Meadow location

OS Grid RefSP8006641419
Easting480064.85
Northing241417.727
Latitude52.065369
Longitude-0.833440
AddressMilton Keynes
Buckinghamshire

Meadow data

Meadow ownerThe Parks Trust
Catchment areaunknown
Size (hectares)unknown
Conservation designation*unassigned

Information held in the meadows database

Botanicalyes
Hydrological monitoringno
Hydrological modellingno
Nutritionalno