An oasis of woodland and grassland in East Northampton
This popular local nature reserve in the eastern district of Northampton includes woodland, scrub, ponds and acid grassland. Woodland areas range from plantations of mature sweet chestnut, douglas fir and larch to areas which are returning to more native woodland with naturally regenerating birch, rowan, oak and holly. Wood anemone, dog's mercury, violets and climbing corydalis are all found in the woodland.
The acid grassland areas include typical species such as sheep's sorrel and gorse and rarities such as the tiny birdsfoot.
Dragonflies, damselflies, frogs and newts all breed in the ponds on the reserve and are found by the school parties and community groups that use the reserve to learn about wildlife and ecology at the Trust's Lings Environmental Centre.
Species and habitats
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
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