Because it's a wet and dismal day I thought I would show some of last year's early spring pictures taken at Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve. The area where I live has a number of beautiful parks and the locals take advantage of them all. I don't go so much since I stopped being a dog walker.
Plantsbrook is situated in a suburban housing area with extensive parkland nearby. A large proportion of the habitat is open water. The site lies on the Plantsbrook wildlife corridor and was developed in 1983 for people to experience and enjoy wildlife in an urban setting. It was declared a Local Nature Reserve 1991.
The Reserve comprises of a number of pools, surrounded by fringes of woodland, wetlands and a wildflower meadow, making it an oasis for its wildlife. There is something of interest to be seen at all times of the year. Visitors are able to walk the entire site along well surfaced paths and boardwalks.