RAGGED ROBIN COUNTS
Ragged Robin is an attractive native perennial plant with distinctive pink ‘ragged’ flowers. It is a plant of marshes and unimproved wetlands and flowers in early spring. It has found an ideal home on the Lumley area of Brook Meadow which is wet and regularly floods in winter.
Each year in late spring the number of flowering Ragged Robin plants are counted. The chart below shows the maximum counts each year from 2002. The counts have been very variable over the years. This year 2021 was a fairly average one, not high and not low, but well up on the 2020 count of 114. We have no idea why numbers vary so much from one year to the next. There is no obvious change in the habitat or in the management of the area. Maybe, it is weather related, who knows?