There is approximately 6 hectares of grassland at Standlake
Common Nature Reserve, the majority of which is along the Southern shore of the
The meadow supports a diverse range of invertebrates and
birds throughout Spring and Summer.
site is at it’s most colourful with an array of wild flowers.
The area is managed as a hay meadow with a hay cut taken in
late July/August and grazing by sheep in Autumn. The hay is baled and taken off
site after cutting to remove nutrients. If left on site, less desirable grass
species and weeds would begin to dominate.