The Wildlife of Meadows

A diverse range of insects and other animals, from butterflies to beetles and lizards, thrive in well-managed Dartmoor meadows. Find out about them here by clicking on the image.

You can also view our uplifting 8 part video series ‘Life in the Meadow’, here. Each mini film (under 5 mins long) documents the small wonders of a meadow. Revel in the wildlife and at presenter John Walters’ breadth of knowledge about ‘the small things that run the world’.

More Life in the Meadow help and information

A guide to the common and rare plants of meadows

A guide to the common and uncommon plants that you may find in a Dartmoor meadow, by Norman Baldock, author of 'The Wildlife of Dartmoor', and former senior ecologist at Dartmoor National Park