Summer in the Meadow

Diary of a Vanishing World

Since 1945 we have lost 97% of our traditionally managed grasslands.

Cameraman Stephen de Vere films and narrates this personal and intimate portrait of some of the fields and meadows near his home.

From elusive deer, to a bee that nests in an empty shell, there are creatures as fascinating as any found in a tropical forest.

“An uncut meadow in June is perhaps one the most unsung wonders of the British countryside.”


[Trailer]

DVD RELEASE DATE: 20th May 2018
Running time: 72 minutes
Format: DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Stereo 2/0, Pal TV
Region: All (Free) 0
Subtitles: English (Hard of hearing)
Music: None

 

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Summer in the Meadow DVD

Screenshots from the film:

Red-tailed mason bee
Red-tailed mason bee Osmia bicolor – camouflaging an empty snail shell, which it will use to make its nest in.
Fox carrying a field vole
Close encounter with a fox carrying a field vole.
great yellow bumblebee
The great yellow bumblebee is no longer found in English meadows.
Roe deer buck
Roe deer buck scent marking by ‘fraying’ a thorn sapling.

Learn more about meadows and how to help by visiting The Wildlife Trusts grassland campaign page.