Lemsford Springs

Lemsford Springs is a small nature reserve of approximately 3.7 hectares. It is an old watercress bed which is a valuable habitat - particularly for waterbirds, as it does not freeze in cold winter weather. Water rail, snipe, and the green sandpiper may be seen from the hides. The green sandpiper feeds on the shrimps which are abundant in the freshwater lagoons. Each bird eats some 8000 shrimps per day. The lagoons also support fifty species of water snail.

Other birds to be seen are the kingfisher, nesting kestrels and grey wagtails. Mandarin duck also breed on the reserve.

There are three different footpaths for a gentle stroll around the reserve and also a picnic area.

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Address: Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK
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