At the farthest end of the popular Stanborough Park Lakes is a quiet and rich wildlife haven, including the third largest reedbed in Hertfordshire.
The reserve is composed of willow woodland, river bank and fine reed marsh. In summer you may see water figwort, common meadow rue and water chickweed along the river bank. On the far side of the river the reed marsh is clearly visible and this is an important habitat for large numbers of reed and sedge warblers, which nest here in summer. In winter, water rails are heard and reed and corn buntings gather to roost in the evening.
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