Start Date: 8th December 2018, 11:00
End Date: 8th December 2018, 13:00
Wetland Habitat Creation at Broomhill Flash LNR
The Garganey Trust; a partner of the DVLP are creating new wetland habitats on a former arable field, adjacent to Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve in the Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire. This exciting project will create a multifunctional wetland to increase biodiversity and provide reduced flood risk for the local community. The site will be managed as a nature reserve by the Garganey Trust.
This event will provide the local community an opportunity to visit the site as the initial works are being undertaken. With opportunities to talk to members of the Garganey Trust about the wetland creation and the nature reserve.
The guided tour will last approximately 2 hours. For interested attendees there will be an opportunity after this 2-hour tour to explore more of the reserve, the newly build bird hide and birdwatching. Stout footwear is advisable – please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.
Event Leaders: Jeff Lunn and Tracey Gray, The Garganey Trust
11.00 am. Arrive and congregate at the meeting point. A 1 mile walk to view the new wetland site and the works being undertaken.
11.30 am. Introduction/overview of the project, opportunity for questions & discussion. Increasing biodiversity and reducing flood risk for the local community.
1 pm. Depart back to the meeting point. Optional visit to the new bird hide to discover some of the bird species which use the nature reserve. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
Booking: There is no fee for this event, but places are limited, and advance booking is required. Please contact Tracey Gray using the details below.
Meeting point and parking: At the entrance to Broomhill Park, Broomhill Lane, Broomhill (opposite the Old Moor Tavern), S73 OYQ
Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Broomhill, South Yorkshire, S73 0YH
(Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve)
The arable field was recently purchased by the Garganey Trust and is strategically located next to existing wetland nature reserves; and will enhance wildlife habitats and biodiversity, particularly for species of declining waterfowl. Wet grassland, reed beds and scrapes (to hold seasonal water) will be created, along with the construction of control structures and a culvert to direct water to where it is needed to maintain habitat areas.
The wetland habitat creation will also mitigate the impact of past alterations to the river; contribute to improved water quality and locally reduce flood risk.
The wider strategic conservation objectives of the habitat creation are to contribute to developing a mosaic of habitats within the Dearne Valley catchment, with the more specific aim of linking habitats in and around the adjacent Local Wildlife Sites and creating new habitats to connect, expand and increase populations of wetland and farmland wildlife, especially nationally declining and priority species of water birds.
Locations in the Dearne
This event can be found at the following locations: