Sunday 30 June 2024

Messing about with Mags in Minsterley

The next field outing will be to Minsterley Meadows SSSI, Callow Lane, Minsterley, at 1pm on Sunday 7th July. 

Park and meet at Minsterley Parish Hall, SY50EH; 
Grid Ref SJ37520483; What3words:marketing.eggshell.opposites.

The two fields (approx 13.5 acres) are old semi-natural hay meadows, floristically rich and supporting Shropshire's largest population of Green-winged Orchids Anacamptis (Orchis) morio, which number in their thousands.

The Middle Marches Community Land Trust have made an offer on these meadows and are currently fund raising:

The Shropshire Botanical Society has made a pledge of £500 and on Sunday 7th will make a species list, to create an up-to-date record of what the site supports. 

There is a fund raiser event in the morning which is why we are starting the survey after lunch at 1pm to enable anyone to attend the fundraiser talk at the Hall first: Minsterley Meadows Fundraiser Event: The Natural Garden Sunday 7th July, Minsterley Parish Hall

10.00  – 12 noon: Nancy Lowe, The Natural Gardener ( (donations to the Appeal), picnic lunch if required. To attend you must book your place through:

For attendance on the Shropshire Botanical Society survey, contact leader Mags Cousins for further details;, 07873 532681.

We look forward to seeing you next week.