Nature and wildlife

The Lairage Land

This comprises a group of meadows by the River Colne. There are a variety of habitats including:

  • Rough grassland
  • Plantation woodland and scrub
  • The River Colne and its reedbeds.
Wildlife

Mammals

Common Pipistrelle and Noctule bats

Birds

Whitethroat; Green Woodpecker; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Grey Wagtail; Reed Warbler; Linnet; Chiffchaff; Blackcap; Swift; Swallow; House Martin; Cuckoo

Insects

Gatekeeper, Smaller Skipper, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown and Marbled White butterflies

Southern Hawker and Banded Demoiselle dragonflies

Roesel’s Bush Cricket

Plants

Stream Water Crowfoot; Yellow Water Lily; Musk Thistle; Black Medick; Red Clover

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