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Miss Guyler's Meadow

A hay meadow rich in bird life within the Sulby curragh

Habitat: Hay meadow

Notable species: Common and heath-spotted orchids.

Description: The meadow rises to a little eminence or cronk and is drier than many meadows in its immediate vicinity.

The high part of the meadow once formed part of a more elevated section of the Sulby Curragh which was known as the Receiver's Island. The old name implies that there was land here which stood above flooded meadowland in earlier times.

In late spring the white of flowering pignut and the blue of the bluebells are a feature of this meadow, whilst in summer they are replaced by harebells.

The calls of many birds from trees and shrubs along the field margins are very varied in spring and summer.

Management: Cut for hay in late summer and grazed over the winter by sheep.

Nearby nature reserves

Breagle Glen & Cronk Aash
0 miles - Manx Wildlife Trust
Barnell Reservoir
0 miles - Manx Wildlife Trust
Moaney & Crawyn's Meadows
0 miles - Manx Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
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This reserve is closed to the public
IM5 1AB
Map reference
SC2434884162
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Size
1.20 hectares
Access
No

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Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Tricia Sayle, Reserves Officer
Tel: 01624 844432
tricia@manxwt.org.uk