St Clair's Meadow Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeDonations welcome
Parking informationNo parking is available in west street, please park sensibly within the village.
There is no disabled access to this nature reserve and no access from High Street. Access is only allowed in the northern half of the reserve. Please follow signage.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitVisit in spring to see a beautiful display of wildflowers
About the reserve
St Clair’s Meadow nature reserve is home to a rich variety of wildlife. During the summer kingfishers may be seen flying overhead, and if you look carefully you may see signs of the resident water voles. Beautiful clouds of demoiselles, golden ring dragonflies and a myriad of butterflies adorn the skies, making St Clair’s a wonderful location for the amateur entomologist. It also attracts migratory swifts and swallows, which sweep through the air, feeding on the rich insect life the meadow supports.
During the cold months of winter, migratory birds such as snipes can be seen around the River Meon, which winds gracefully through the meadow.
Perfect for frosty winter walks and spring strolls, this nature reserve is a place of stunning natural beauty all year round.
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