Berkhampstead Community Meadows
Start date17th SeptemberEnd date17th September
LocationTop of the field, accessed by Vale Road or via Recreation Ground in Nashleigh Hill
A catchment based approach (CaBA) to rivers management has been a crucial element of understanding a river system as whole. The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project work with land managers is critical in helping develop this approach. How you can help: Why not join the Chesham Environment Group manage the Berkhamsted Field Community Meadow with a litter pick?
Did you know: Chalk grassland is a fantastic habitat when managed correctly can have a fantastic soil structure which helps to retain water ‘slowing the flow’ and can help to alleviate flash flooding.
Berkhampstead Field Community Meadow is located next to Nashleigh Hill Recreation Ground off Vale Road and is just over 2 ha in size. The meadow is managed as a chalk grassland habitat in partnership with Chesham and District Natural History Society (CDNHS) and is a designated Local Wildlife Site. The field has been recorded as containing 38 wildflowers species and 12 grasses, including some key chalk grassland species. Seven butterfly species have been found there, including the dinghy skipper, which is declining in range in the UK.