This former clay pit was used as a fish nursery until it was taken over by Butterfly Conservation. It was owned by the Environment Agency but was formally handed over to the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation in December 2013.
- Water Vole
- Water Shrew
- Banded Demoiselle (damselfly)
There is a beautiful meadow area at the south-east end. A sheltered sunny south-west facing bank leads down to a pond, which covers about a third of the site.
Large hedgerows with mature ash and oak trees surround part of the site. There is a good show of Cowslips in the spring and the fine summer wildflower display includes Greater Burnet-saxifrage, Betony and the unusual Adder's-tongue fern.
The pool supports many species of dragonfly and damselfly as well as variety of aquatic molluscs and other pond-life. This small reserve attracts a notable range of birds including kingfishers and nightingales.
Size: 0.8 hectares (2 acres)
Grid Reference: TF 116715 Ordinance Survey map 121
Access and Safety
Take care around the pool, it has steep banks.
- 'Lisheen', Barlings Lane, Langworth, Lincoln LN3 5DA
- Telephone: 01522 754214