WILTSHIRE Wildlife Trust's Clattinger Farm is a corker - it supports excellent unimproved flower rich meadows, and is at least an annual pilgrimage for me.
Field ablaze with cowslips
Currently it's a sea of cowslips, with some going over snake's-head frittilary flowers and countless green winged orchids. There are also many other meadow specialists in leaf making up the sward (such as great burnet, betony and sawwort) that come into their own later in May and June, before the hay is cut.
This is one of the few Wiltshire sites that support snake's-head fritillary- it relies on damp, unimproved meadows which have never been ploughed - ever!
Mixture of cowslips and orchids
The common, but lovely, self heal
Adder's tongue fern - an unusual rarity that can only be found in ancient grassland
Two stunning green-winged orchids
A lighter form of the green-winged orchid
An overwhelming number of orchids
On one field the cowslips were showing up where the ridges and furrows in the grassland were - possibly a sign of drainage or ancient ploughing, before the days of artificial fertilisers and weed killers
The bright yellow kingcup, growing in a ditch