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Fox Fritillary Meadow

Fox Fritillary Meadow – On the Suffolk Tourist route, nr Framsden.

The largest of only four remaining snake’s head fritillary sites in Suffolk, this reserve is an ancient floodplain meadow.

Fritillaries thrive in land that periodically floods. In spring the emergence of the grass like foliage is soon followed by displays of up to 300,000 nodding purple-chequered and white flower heads in mid April to early May.

The meadow is managed by an early summer hay cut followed by aftermath grazing.

The site gets its name from the Fox family who owned Boundary Farm between 1922 and 1976 and helped Suffolk Wildlife Trust buy the meadow.

Visiting the meadow is strictly by prior arrangement only. Please ensure you contact Suffolk Wildlife Trust (01473 890089) or email Susan Stone at susan.stone@suffolkwildlifetrust.org before you visit.

Dogs on leads welcome.

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