A fascinating array of habitats: shallow spring-fed lagoons, marsh, willow woodland, hedgerow and meadow - fantastic for winter birdwatching, as the lagoons never freeze over.
Lemsford Springs is a small nature reserve and contains an old watercress bed which is a valuable habitat - particularly for waterbirds, as it does not freeze in cold winter weather. Water rail, snipe, and the green sandpiper may be seen from the hides. The green sandpiper feeds on the shrimps which are abundant in the freshwater lagoons. The lagoons also support fifty species of water snail.
PLEASE NOTE - This reserve is accessed by a key. Contact the warden Barry Trevis, who lives next door to the reserve, on 01707 335517.
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