Wetland expansion to take place Wiltshire nature reserve


A Wiltshire nature reserve is set to gain an additional 11 ha of wetland habitat.

Langford Lakes, by the A36 between between Warminster and Salisbury, will see a range of projects take place in order to boost avian diversity. New habitat features will include a Sand Martin bank, tern rafts and an area of reedbed. Wet grassland and muddy wetland margins will support breeding and overwintering wading birds, including Northern Lapwing.

Northern Lapwing is set to benefit from the creation of wet grassland at Langford Lakes (Tony Webb).

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and National Highways have joined forces to launch a new Network for Nature programme, with projects that will improve habitats across Wiltshire, benefitting people, nature and wildlife.

Ashley White, Conservation Manager at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust said: "We live in one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Wading birds, like lapwing, are on the Red List, so we are delighted that the work at Langford Lakes, which will support these species, is one of 26 projects funded by National Highways within the Network for Nature programme."