Fritillary Walk

Discover one of our most iconic wild flowers: the Snake’s Head Fritillary or chess flower!

Broad Meadow Local Nature Reserve (LNR) has long been recognised as the “jewel in the crown” of Tamworth Borough’s natural open spaces and is one of only two sites in Staffordshire were fritillaries grow. Join the Tame Valley Wetlands and Wild About Tamworth for a guided nature walk through this rare floodplain grassland and take part in our annual fritillary count. The first count goes back to the 1950s but it has been estimated that fritillaries have grown there since 1790!

When?  Saturday 18th April, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Where?  Broad Meadow LNR, near the weir off Oxbridge Way. Parking is available on Lincoln Avenue – please use this rather than Oxbridge Way.

Please bring suitable clothing for the weather conditions and sturdy, waterproof footwear. We regret that the site is not accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs, as the terrain is grassy and bumpy. All ages welcome.

For more information, contact events@tamevalleywetlands.co.uk.

fritillary by andy hay (rspb-images.com)

Fritillary by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)