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Willow Carr and Woodland Conservation Area
This area forms the south-east section of the Nature Reserve and lies on both banks of the Humphreston Brook. Access is difficult inside this area, with many swampy patches, fallen trees and dense vegetation covering the ground. Because of this, the area is left as an undisturbed Conservation Area where wildlife has priority. In Summer, it is a breeding area for migrant birds such as Blackcap and Chiffchaff and both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers can be found all year round. Tawny Owls have nested here, as well as Sparrowhawk. A range of plants cover the ground, with some nice displays of Snowdrops and Bluebells in Spring, closely followed by Marsh Marigolds. A range of butterflies, moths and other insects also live here.

Although access to this area is limited, you can get an idea of what the area is like by walking along Jubilee Walk and looking to your right into the Willow Carr. After a few hundred yards the Walk ends at a bird feeding station where, with luck, you may see birds such as Blue, Great and Coal Tits, amongst others.