Maulden Church Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) grassland, the northern part of which is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and is a Local Nature Reserve. 

Never having been reseeded or fertilised it supports a diverse community of wildflowers that are now uncommon such as adderstongue fern, spiny restharrow and pignut.  The anthills of yellow meadow ants are a distinctive feature of the meadow.  Its old field pond is home to ramshorn snails and great-crested newts.