THE WILDFLOWER MEADOW
The wildflower meadow is an early summer flowering meadow, where myriad different species of flowers and plants grow. It is also home to a large variety of butterflies and birds.
The flowers start to bloom in early April, when the cowslips suddenly appear, covering the area with a yellow hue. This is followed shortly after by the many different varieties of buttercups, which consume the field in a spectacular blaze of gold.
During June and July, rare bee orchids and pyramidal orchids can be found, the wonderful sight of vetch casting a purple array of light that catches the sun's rays as you wander through the meadow.
In the last 50 years, 98 per cent of the UK's wildflower meadows have been lost due to intensive farming and development.
Banbury Meadow is a precious part of the last remaining 2 per cent.