New wildlife site is identified in Hemel Hempstead

Halsey Field, Warners End Wood, Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead.

Halsey Field, Warners End Wood, Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead.

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A new wildlife site has been designated in Hemel Hempstead.

Halsey Field, on the far side of Warners End Wood in Gadebridge, has been identified because of the large variety of plants and wildlife living there.

In spring and summer it is ablaze with wildflowers including cowslips, orchids, many types of vetch and knapweed, which attract more than 20 species of butterfly, many varieties of bee and hoverfly.

There are also some interesting bushes such as spindle, wild privet and buckthorn, which provides nesting sites and food for birds and homes for insects.

On Sunday, December 13, the Dacorum Environment Forum and the Chiltern Society are organising a work party to carry out some important conservation work.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about can email Christine Ridley at chrisridleysen@gmail.com or call 01442 386322.