Cricklade's famous fritillaries are in full bloom turning North Meadow into a sea of colour and drawing hundreds of visitors to the town.

The site is home to around 80 per cent of the rare snakeshead variety of the wildflower as well as others like marsh marigolds and lady's smock.

Our camera club members have captured the spectacular view across the nature reserve which is a traditional hay meadow - one of very few in the area not to have fallen victim to modern agricultural methods, development and gravel extraction.

The snakeshead fritillaries, named because of the pattern on their petals, are being counted as part of research carried out by the Floodplain Meadows Partnership to improve conservation, management and restoration of meadows.

There is a footpath through North Meadow. Visitors should keep to the route and have dogs on a short lead to avoid damaging the plants and disturbing ground nesting birds.