Silver-washed fritillary - Gamlingay Wood NR - Sarah Lambert
Pegsdon Hills - Robert Enderby
Local school children cut and collect growing tree saplings - Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION
The majority of our nature reserves remain open with free access and we are delighted that support from our members enables us to offer this.
Please be aware that due to recent quieter conditions, birds will be nesting in places more prone to disturbance than usual and so will be at risk. To ensure nature is still there for us in the future as well as right now please keep dogs on leads, follow our Reserve Access Guidelines and the Countryside Code and we respectfully ask that you don't visit a reserve if it is not possible to practise social distancing there without going off the paths.
Thank you for your patience as we all adjust to this new 'norm', this is new for everyone. We have a reduced work force at present and many of our volunteers are likely to need to continue to self-isolate for some months to come, so our capacity to monitor sites and manage facilities is limited. We do expect increased visitor numbers at many sites now though and so we may need to close areas off quickly if we think there is an unmanageable risk to safety or wildlife. Our car parks will remain closed until we are confident we can open them safely and without detriment to wildlife. Please check individual reserve pages for updates.
We are grateful for your understanding.
Beds reserves Cambs reserves Northants reserves
Former chalk quarries that now provide a variety of habitats for wildlife.