A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CHIMNEY MEADOWS
The reserve primarily consists of wetland habitats, including lowland meadows, reed beds, and wet woodlands. These habitats are rich in biodiversity and provide a home to a wide variety of plant and animal species.
Chimney Meadow is known for its diverse flora, including rare wildflowers, sedges, and grasses. It is particularly famous for its population of the snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris), a distinctive and endangered wildflower.
The reserve is a haven for birdwatchers, with numerous bird species calling it home or using it as a stopover during migration. You can spot various waterfowl, wading birds, and songbirds in the area.