Cefn Rofft, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
Part of Cefn Rofft SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) this meadow is one of the best remaining fragments of species rich neutral grassland in the Denbighshire area.
Throughout spring and summer, there is a magnificent display of wildflowers including greater butterfly orchid, fairy flax and field scabious along with birds foot trefoil, black knapweed and grasses such as crested dog's tail and common bent which can be seen here in abundance. In Autumn, a range of colourful grassland funghi can be seen; over 12 species of waxcap have been recorded here.
Please note that the meadow is only open to the public on specially arranged days – more details to follow
Header image above © Jane MacCormack
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Species to spot
Greater butterfly orchid
Best time to see: June - July
Despite its name this dainty flower is largely pollinated by moths, attracted by a vanilla scent that grows stronger at night. The lesser butterfly orchid looks very alike - the main difference the size and position of its pollen sacs.