Young Wardens at Lackford Lakes Reserve create new area for bugs and bees
A group of young conservationists have opened a new area for visitors to the wildlife reserve at Lackford Lakes.
Members of the Young Wardens group have been visiting the Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve and transformed a concrete area into a haven for creepy crawlies.
Standing dead wood provides home to beetles while a stony area is perfect for basking reptiles. There is also a hibernating tunnel made from plant pots for bees.
On Monday the creepy crawly corner was officially opened.
Emma Keeble, education officer at Lackford, said: “The group have completely transformed what was an unused space into a wonderful habitat that is already attracting invertebrates and reptiles.
“Not only will this space be great for wildlife it will be fantastic for visitors too- giving them a space to explore, learn and play.”
The Young Wardens has been running for nearly 15 years with groups carrying out coppicing, surveying wildlife and creating a bat hibernaculum from an air raid bunker.