Summer in the Meadow

Diary of a Vanishing World

Wildlife 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 to discover 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.”

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, once common, is no longer found in English meadows.
Vetch aphids sap-sucking
Vetch aphids suck sap that makes them toxic to predators.
Roe deer buck
Roe deer buck scent marking by ‘fraying’ a thorn sapling.
  • Released: 20th May 2018
  • Running time: 72 minutes
  • Audio: The narration can be turned off (leaving only the natural sounds of nature).
  • Format: DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Stereo 2/0, Pal TV, Region ‘0’ (All)
  • Subtitles: English