Hanwell Brook Wetland
The Wetlands are the ideal place find birds, dragonflies, damselflies, frogs and toads.
This site has a rich assortment of habitats including pond, open wetland, reedbed, scrub, and old willow pollards which stand along the bank of the brook.
Volunteers manage the balance between trees, scrub and open ground to maximise opportunities for wildlife. This is achieved by coppicing and pollarding the willows, cutting back suckers, and controlling excess reed growth and brambles. Scything the open areas in autumn encourages a wonderful range of flowers to flourish such as bugle, meadowsweet and greater bird’s-foot trefoil.