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Springfield Corner

Springfield Corner This small triangular urban site is located in Bulwell on the opposite side of the railway/tram line to the Moorbridge Pond reserve and is designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). Springfield Corner had a makeover in 2012 and the nature trail is now restored, access is improved, and the site has a lovely woodcarving of a frog! The path into the site walks you through both woodland and wildflower areas, and you will find a wildlife site with as many habitats as can be fitted into a small area!
 

How to get to Springfield Corner

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Springfield Corner is on the corner of Hucknall Road and Hucknall Lane. There is open gateway access to the north from the park-and-ride car park, and an entrance gate at the south-west corner, at SK 545465.  If using SatNav, enter NG6 8QS and follow the preceding instructions.

Why not explore these nearby reserves? Moorbridge Pond and Sellers Wood.

 

Although the flora is fairly diverse, the majority of the central and eastern grassland areas are dominated by coarse weedy species, encroaching scrub, and invading tree saplings. There is also a large patch of bramble (Rubus fruticosus agg.) and nettle between the entrance gate and the remains of the education area.

The steep, man-made embankment forming the southern boundary is densely wooded, predominantly with mature crack willow (Salix fragilis) and sycamore saplings (Acer pseudoplatanus). Damp woodland extends along the western bank of the River Leen.

The only marginal vegetation remaining on site is a small patch of bulrush and reed canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea) near the railway/tram bridge over the River Leen. Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is present on both banks of the river.

A site visit in 2011 recorded male and female banded demoiselle (Caleopteryx splendens) and a male blue-tailed damselfly (Ishnura elegans) in the vegetation near the river.

For more photos of the reserve, see our flickr set:
https:[email protected]/sets/72157631891461292/

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Facilities

The reserve is fully accessible with paths and a nature trail.

Opening times

Open at all times.

 

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