Woodland Nature Trail
Were you here in the 1970s you would have seen this view! Hard to imagine now. This was the premier bird site on campus because of the masses of insects attrracted to the filter beds, especially in the winter and spring.
Today it looks like this.
The flora is quite rich and it is good for butterflies too. When Lake 1 was dredged, the spoil was dumped here.
ooking back the way we have just come; towards the campus, on our left, bordering the stream, is a small group of ash trees Fraxinus, each a different species. They include:
- Common Ash F. excelsior
- Narrow-leaved Ash F. angustifolia
- Caucasian Ash - F. oxycarpa
- Manna Ash F. ornus
- Oregon Ash - F. latifolia
To the right of the path in the picture are the remains of the former sewage works, now heavily overgrown and flanked by a line of conifers.