Lightwood Reservoir

I wrote about Lightwood reservoir a few weeks ago and praised STWA for leaving it alone.  It is a sort of mini rewilding in progress, though as yet no apex predators have been introduced. But it is a wonderful haven for wildlife, flora and fauna.

Fallen tree in Lightwood with root ball and shield in tact. It makes a fantastic habitat for all sorts of invertebrates.

Fallen tree in Lightwood with root ball and shield in tact. It makes a fantastic habitat for all sorts of invertebrates.

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Its fascination for me is the variety of habitats and the changes that are going on especially down in the valley where there are relic ponds and a small stream. The area is being reclaimed by trees and at the ponds are full of tadpoles.

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Its a shame that people leave rubbish there, some of it gets into the ponds which can’t do any good. It would make a great study to chart the changes and survey the birds, butterflies, plants etc.

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