King’s Pightle Nature Reserve
Kings Pightle Nature Reserve is a beautiful and tranquil place that you are welcome to visit all year round.
You will find paths that meander through our meadows, reedbeds and copses. There are places to sit and contemplate, a bird hide and feeding area and also picnic place.
The reserve provides a valuable refuge for a range of birds, plants and animals in an otherwise largely arable area. The overall structure of the grassland area and surrounding habitats sustain a good range of wildlife species. This type of grassland provides an essential resource and refuge small mammals, birds, reptile’s amphibians and invertebrates.
The areas of short grass such as the regularly mown grass paths are valuable basking areas for cold-blooded animals.
The trees hedgerows and scrub provide a varied habitat for birds, for roosting, nesting, cover and food, and provide protection for small mammals and invertebrates. Thick established hedgerows, such as those found on the boundary of the grassland, and mature trees are necessary for a large number of species.