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These are three long, narrow adjoining fields half a kilometre north of the ones at Les Vicheries. They are to the north of La Rue Rocheuse just inland from the coast.
The one nearest the road is privately owned and leased to La Société, the two north from that are owned by La Société, and all three have been managed by them since 1984. They are treated as the other orchid fields in that they are cut for hay in late July/August, and may be grazed after this until the winter when they become too wet.
They have a good diversity of flora with at least three species of Orchid, many other wet meadow plant species, and a good population of the rare fern Common Adder's Tongue, occurring in all three meadows. There is only one other site for this at present; in the nearby Colin Best Reserve where it is much less accessible. The strange fruiting-spike of this can be seen best in May. These meadow to the west of the reserve was the last known site of Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor, in the island in 1985, but this had disappeared by 1990. The meadows also contain many species of grasses, sedges and rushes, some of which are quite rare elsewhere in the island. Paths are cut around the perimeter of the fields in May, so that visitors can admire the flowers more easily.
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Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG, Channel Islands.