Lavells Lake

Lavells Lake is a local nature reserve in Woodley, Berkshire, England.[1] The nature reserve is owned by Wokingham Borough Council and managed by the council in partnership with the Friends of Lavell's Lake.[2] The nature reserve is within the Dinton Pastures Country Park.[3]

Geography and site

The nature reserve is 12.45 hectares (30.8 acres) in size.[4] The nature reserve is a lake made from an old gravel pit.[5] The nature reserve has a several bird hides.[6]

History

The lake was opened to the public in 1979 as part of the country park after the area was used for extracting gravel for 14 years.[7]

In 1992 the site was declared as a local nature reserve by Wokingham Borough Council.[2]

Fauna

The site has the following fauna:[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

Mammals

Invertebrates

Birds

Amphibians and reptiles

Flora

The site has the following flora:[21][22]

Trees

Plants

References

  1. ^ "Magic Map Application". Magic.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ a b "Natural England - Special Sites". Lnr.naturalengland.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  3. ^ "Friends of Lavell's Lake – Reading Voluntary Action". Rva.org.uk. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  4. ^ "Lavell's Lake Nature Reserve - Wokingham Borough Council". Wokingham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  5. ^ "History of Dinton Pastures". Dintonpastures.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  6. ^ "Walks and hides - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  7. ^ "History - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  8. ^ "Mammals - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  9. ^ "Butterflies & Moths - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  10. ^ "Dragonflies & Damselflies - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  11. ^ "Other Wildlife - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  12. ^ "Divers - Herons - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  13. ^ "Swans - Ducks - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  14. ^ "Raptors - Rails - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  15. ^ "Waders - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  16. ^ "Skuas - Terns - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  17. ^ "Pigeons - Woodpeckers - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  18. ^ "Larks - Chats - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  19. ^ "Thrushes - Warblers - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  20. ^ "Crests - Crows - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  21. ^ a b "Starlings > Buntings - Friends of Lavell's Lake". Foll.org.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  22. ^ http://foll.org.uk/other-wildlife/flora/

Coordinates: 51°27′02″N 0°52′27″W / 51.4506°N 0.8742°W

Dinton Pastures Country Park

Dinton Pastures Country Park is a country park in the civil parish of St Nicholas Hurst, in the borough of Wokingham, near Reading in the English county of Berkshire.

List of local nature reserves in England

This is a list of local nature reserves in England. Each local nature reserve is designated by a local authority called the 'declaring authority'.

Woodley, Berkshire

Woodley is a town and civil parish in Berkshire, England. It is the largest suburb of Reading, situated 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the town centre and is joined to the neighbouring large suburb of Earley, 2 miles (3.2 km) to the west, and 5 miles (8.0 km) from the historic market town of Wokingham. Nearby are the villages of Sonning, Twyford, Winnersh, Hurst and Charvil.

National and local nature reserves in Berkshire

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