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.