Boar's Well Urban Wildlife Reserve
Boars Well Urban Wildlife Reserve sits on the hillside above Canal Road. It is council land and the responsibility of the Countryside and Rights of Way team. BEES have been involved in the management of the Reserve for the past 8 years. Our key tasks involve keeping the pathways accessible, controlling the spread of Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam, management of the wildflower meadow and the pond.
The Reserve is on a south facing slope and is a popular site for butterflies and birds. Kestrels nest on or near the site each year and can often be seen hunting over the hillside.