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Accessible Woodland Created at Rodley Nature Reserve

January 2021

Rodley Nature Reserve created an accessible birch tree copse in the dragonfly pond area of the reserve using grant funding from Love Leeds Parks. This will further the ability of visitors to enjoy the pond area, which has national significance for dragonflies. Opportunities for the study of invertebrates by volunteers and visitors alike have also been created.

One volunteer reports “It has been good for more of us to work together on one project, and learn a bit more about the invertebrates there and their preferred habitats. I’m looking forward to seeing how it has fared during lockdown, all the exploding wildlife and all my fellow volunteers! We’re missing the focus and friendship of workdays.”

Visitors will enjoy the new woodland, and watch it establish, when the nature reserve is able to fully reopen.

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