British Wildlife 01.4 April 1990

British Meadows and Pastures

Few people today realise that the terms 'meadow' and 'pasture' refer to quite different types of farmland and reflect fundamental differences in the way these grasslands are managed, as well as the agricultural quality of the land on which they occur. In its most precise usage, and there are several, a meadow is an area used for the production of hay, although today silage is more often made.

The Biological Records Centre - 25 years of recording Reserve Focus - North Meadow, Cricklade, Wiltshire
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