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Moaney & Crawyn's Meadows

A traditional hay meadow divided in two by a grey willow lined Manx sod hedge

Habitats: Traditional hay meadows.

Notable species: Pale sedge, greater butterfly orchid, royal fern and yellow bartsia.

Description: The two fields are divided by a traditional Manx sod hedge, which is lined with grey willow. Fine clumps of royal fern occur along this hedge.

The reserve has a range of grassland and wetland species. The pale sedge is found in only a handful of sites in the north of the Island. Amongst other plants present are common and heath-spotted orchids, common knapweed, purple loosestrife and yellow rattle. A patch of yellow flag is present in one field corner.

Management: The meadows are grazed over the winter by sheep and the hay is cut in late summer.

The Trust manages this site on behalf of Plantlife.

Nearby nature reserves

Close Umpson
0 miles - Manx Wildlife Trust
Dalby Mountain Fields
0 miles - Manx Wildlife Trust
Miss Guyler's Meadow
0 miles - Manx Wildlife Trust

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This reserve is closed to the public
Map reference
SC 375 957
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1.00 hectares

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Reserve manager
Tricia Sayle, Reserves Officer
Tel: 01624 844432