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These pages are not intended to be a comprehensive review of different types of grasslands. 'Meadow' is a very non-specific term which covers a great variety of different grassland types. However, all meadows share certain features in common. These pages are intended to provide a very general overview of lowland meadows.



Introduction What is a meadow?
Types of Meadow Hay Meadows and Wet, or Water Meadows.
Plants of Hay Meadows Pictures and information on typical plants of hay meadows.
Plants of Water Meadows Pictures and information on typical plants of water meadows.
Meadow Animals Pictures and information on typical animals of meadows.
Habitat Loss The decline of meadow habitats.
Summary A summary of the information provided on meadows.
Glossary of Terms Explanation of unfamiliar terms.