The Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) in Cambridge are for both people and wildlife. The designation of these reserves helps to protect some of the best wildlife habitats and geographical features across the City, whilst making an important contribution to the UK’s biodiversity. The reserves provide an opportunity for people to study, learn about and enjoy nature on their doorstep.
Over the last 100 years, urban development, agricultural intensification and the abandonment of management operations have put many habitats and species under threat. Today, Cambridge City Council’s Local Nature Reserves make an important contribute to the protection and enhancement of the UK’s biodiversity.
Stourbridge Common being a flooplain is perfectly suited to sustaining this type of habitat therefore four more pools were dug recently.
Work has been happening at two of our reserves to kick start our meadow areas for summer.
Byron’s pool reserve is to gain a new pond or rather re-instate an old forgotten pond.