Kempley Daffodil Meadow

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Kempley Daffodil Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Wild daffodils, Broom's Green - geograph.org.uk - 755130.jpg
Example - Wild Daffodils in a meadow setting (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)
Kempley Daffodil Meadow is located in Gloucestershire
Kempley Daffodil Meadow
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SO676301
Coordinates 51°58′08″N 2°28′20″W / 51.968875°N 2.472297°W / 51.968875; -2.472297Coordinates: 51°58′08″N 2°28′20″W / 51.968875°N 2.472297°W / 51.968875; -2.472297
Interest Biological
Area 1.2hectare
Notification 1986
Natural England website

Kempley Daffodil Meadow (grid reference SO676301) is a 1.2-hectare (3.0-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1986.[1][2]

The site is listed in the 'Forest of Dean Local Plan Review' as a Key Wildlife Site (KWS).[3]

Location and regional interest[edit]

The site is one of a limited number of similar meadows and woods in the Dymock and Newent areas which support the flowering of the Wild Daffodil. The meadows is unimproved neutral grassland.[1]

Dymock Woods is a nearby Site of Scientific Interest and supports flowering of the Wild Daffodil, and there is a Daffodil Trail which incorporates a number of local nature reserves which support the conservation of the species.

Flora and conservation[edit]

Natural England, in its report of May 2011, reports the coverage and density of the flowering as being 75% of the whole field and between 40% to 60% cover. Other species recorded in the meadow are Lesser Celandine, Common Sorrel, Cuckooflower and Creeping Buttercup. The presence of a significant number of Bumblebees was noted.[4]

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