Newland Grove

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Newland Grove: Such a mixture of habitats makes for a variety of plants - over 230 species have been recorded. Cowslips and hairy violet are among the spring flowers, and in midsummer the area sloping down to the river in particular is a riot of colour, with common St John's wort, knapweed, musk mallow and many other species. Twayblade, wood spurge and pale wood violet can be found in the wood.

The 8 acre reserve is also rich in butterflies - 23 species have been recorded.

Among the birds, good numbers of warblers of several species nest in the thickets and wood, while mallard, kingfisher and sedge warbler are often seen by the river.

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Adjoins the A130 north of Chelmsford about 1200m from the North Springfield housing estate. Entry is from the west side of a roundabout on the A130 east of Broomfield.

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