Home   News   Article

Young Wardens at Lackford Lakes Reserve create new area for bugs and bees




Opening of a new creepy-crawly wildlife area at Lackford Lakes Centre with The Young Wardens''Pictured: Volunteers, Staff and The Young Wardens ANL-160208-154727009
Opening of a new creepy-crawly wildlife area at Lackford Lakes Centre with The Young Wardens''Pictured: Volunteers, Staff and The Young Wardens ANL-160208-154727009

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.

Opening of a new creepy-crawly wildlife area at Lackford Lakes Centre with The Young Wardens''Pictured: Archie Roberts with a Lesser Stage Beetle found ANL-160208-155305009
Opening of a new creepy-crawly wildlife area at Lackford Lakes Centre with The Young Wardens''Pictured: Archie Roberts with a Lesser Stage Beetle found ANL-160208-155305009

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.”

Opening of a new creepy-crawly wildlife area at Lackford Lakes Centre with The Young Wardens''Pictured: Ben Pearce investigating the rotting wood area ANL-160208-155456009
Opening of a new creepy-crawly wildlife area at Lackford Lakes Centre with The Young Wardens''Pictured: Ben Pearce investigating the rotting wood area ANL-160208-155456009

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.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More