Eye Green Nature Reserve – Gallery

Eye Nature Reserve contains a wide range of flora and fauna. According to a map developed by Forest Research tree cover across the Eye, Newborough and Thorney ward is just 1.7%, one of the lowest figures in the Peterborough area so havens such as this are extremely important.

The reserve provides a habitat for wetland birds including ducks, coots, geese and moorhens. The best time to see wetland wildfowl is during the winter months as they escape the harsh winters of their more northerly breeding grounds. The reed beds and finger lakes to the northern side of the reserve provide important habitats for amphibians, invertebrates and small mammals. The areas around the lake provide a wide range of plant species and during the summer months you will spot various species of butterflies and dragonflies. The trees and shrubs support other birdlife such as the more common starlings, sparrows and finches as well as dunnocks, willow warblers and fieldfares. In the winter you may even catch Canada Geese and seagulls on the lake.

Below you will find photos and further information of just a few of the plants and wildlife that inhabit the reserve. Unless it says otherwise all photos below were taken around the reserve by local photographer Adam Miller. They are free to use for educational purposes.

Click on any of the images to read more about them.

Wildlife

Coots – the two parents have just dived beneath the surface in the search for food.

You may even spot one of our more domesticated predators (Felis catus)…

Plants

The footpath around the north end of the reserve

Sunset

Eye Green Nature Reserve at Sunset

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