Optimus Nature Area

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 8


    This nature reserve was created primarily for Great Crested Newts. The site has several ponds as well as areas of meadow grassland and is surrounded by mature hedges and trees, bordering onto the former Western Golf Course along its eastern side. There are mown paths through it to join a right of way which takes you across  Ratby Lane into Clanfelde Hills and on beyond into the wider countryside

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    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui07/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus12/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna12/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior12/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersLombardy PoplarPopulus nigra var. Italica12/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa12/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.12/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica12/07/2018