About Drinkfield Marsh Local Nature Reserve
Drinkfield Marsh is a peaceful wildlife haven surrounded by housing and industry and is located to the north of Darlington. The 8 hectare (20 acre) site managed as a local nature reserve (LNR) by Darlington Borough Council and the Friends of Drinkfield Marsh. The site is an important popular and attractive area of wild space. A living willow pier gives visitors a ducks eye view of a large lake which is bordered by common reed and bullrush. The lake is a great place for watching wintering wildfowl in winter and in spring a variety of song birds and wildfowl breed including reed warblers and little grebe. The important reed beds provides a habitat for water shrew, great crested newt and water vole. The network of footpaths enables visitors to explore the mosaic of wildlife habitats of wildflower meadows, scrub and woodland
About the Friends of Drinkfield Marsh
The Friends of Drinkfield Marsh are a friendly and active volunteer group of local people who work hard to ensure that the Nature Reserve remains an important, attractive and well managed place for all ages to safely visit. The group has members of all ages who take part in conservation tasks, litter picks and monitoring the site.
These photographs are from the Friends of Drinkfield facebook page and are taken by Friends Group members: Christine Turfura, Pat Blewitt, Roger Crowther and John Merchant. Visit their facebook page for a feat of wildlife photographs of the site.
Contact the group via email or through their website, or facebook page
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