Lobbington Hall Farm Meadow, marked by signage on the gateway. There are green-winged orchids here in spring, just now there is a good display of spiny restharrow and pepper saxifrage and plenty of other meadow flowers and grasses. This is type of meadow is rare in the south Midlands and this is a very good example.
|Oxhouse Farm SSSI eastern meadow|
|common blue nectaring on common fleabane|
|looks like this is an Essex skipper|
Reading the rest of the SSSI citation I realise this is a place I must return to slightly earlier in June and July, when I might find white-letter hairstreak and more flowers. Early July should be best for the dark green fritillary.
The woodland here is also very interesting with a lot of mature poplars and records of all three woodpeckers to encourage a visit it February or March.