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.
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.
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.