BEES Urban Nature Reserve

BEES/YMCA manage a small nature reserve that was created in 1990 on land rented from the University, within the Lasiteridge Lane campus. The reserve contains two medium sized ponds, which have healthy populations of Brown Hawker dragonflies amongst others, areas of native trees and wild flowers. The reserve is managed by BEES Conservation Volunteers and we use the reserve for pond dipping/minibeast studies and wildlife art with school groups and playschemes.
The University recently sold adjacent land and building of high rise student accomodation is commencing spring 2008. This has affected our areas of wildflowers. We planted trees in March 2007 to create a denser boundary and will continue to adjust mangement to encourage biodiversity as the development progresses.

 

Location

United Kingdom
53° 47' 5.9892" N, 1° 46' 9.7608" W

Location

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