One of a very few patches of surviving heathland in Hertfordshire which supports a special mix of wildlife.
A rare Hertfordshire open heathland, this reserve also contains woodland, two large ponds and several smaller heathy pools. Plants such as heather, heath bedstraw, tormentil and gorse are amongst some of the heathland species. The ponds are home to good numbers of great crested and smooth newts, and the heath is also home to grass snakes and slow worms. The woodland areas consist of hornbeam coppice and oak and birch woodland. In the spring, there is a good show of bluebells, whilst in summer there is a fine show of plants such as yellow flag iris. Birds to be seen include great-spotted woodpecker and nuthatch.
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