Our aim is to keep the reserve as when humankind lived and worked in the area as an integral part of nature. This small piece of nature in the heart of town is maintained and supported by local volunteers for the good of all who wish to escape or have an interest in the ecological and social history of Oulton Broad.
Why not join us and experience the great outdoors, make new friends, get your hands dirty and play your part in saving the countryside for future generations.
Meadow is undertaken almost entirely by volunteers. The team is small and is in real need of new people to help. If you can give some time, even if it’s only occasionally please contact Peter – 01502 514157 Margaret 01502 584261.
Bonds Meadow Outstanding Again
We wish to care for the remaining part of what used to be a common since the area was settled. People and their animals used to be part of nature; the grass, bramble and nettles were eaten by sheep and goats to make room for more delicate meadow flowers.
When the area had been grazed the animals were moved to another part of the meadow. This encouraged a low growing nectar rich flora, much loved by honey bees. Nettles were used for stew, beer, tea, rope and dye. Brambles were used for wine and dye besides the instant fruit snack that they always provide in early autumn.
We wish to care for the remaining part of what used to be a common since the area was settled. People and their animals used to be part of nature...
“Bond’s Meadow” takes its name from Arthur Harper Bond who owned the land in the early 20 th century. A colourful and somewhat flambouyant character...
The mixed habitats that make up Bonds Meadow are home to a diverse range of Fauna a flora. Many species have not yet been definitively identified and collated...
The preservation and conservation of Bonds Meadow is a community project, open to all to enjoy in a friendly and non-abusive manner.