Two nature reserves unveiled
HULL: Two new nature reserves have been unveiled.
Rockford Fields in east Hull and Noddle Hill, north Bransholme, have been given local nature reserve status by Hull City Council.
The reserves are the result of work by the city council, Hull Biodiversity Partnership and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
Rockford Fields is a five hectare meadow that is home to a vast array of wild flowers and insects in the summer. The site is all that is left in Hull of Sutton Ings, which was used as pasture by the Monks of Meaux more than eight centuries ago.
Come and discover the wildlife at Blacktoft Sands nature reserve for just £6. Offer includes entry for 2 adults and up to 3 children, binocular hire and activities for children. Normal value £12.
Terms: Redeem voucher at visitor reception during opening hours, 9am to 5pm. Only, one pair of binoculars per voucher, customers will need to leave car keys as a deposit for binoculars.
Contact: 01405 800024
Valid until: Saturday, June 15 2013
Local residents will mark Rockford Fields' new status by planting a rowan tree at the site today.
Noddle Hill is a well-loved wildlife haven of 48 hectares that offer a variety of habitats, including wetlands for rare water beetles, great-crested newts, grass snakes and water voles.
There are now plans for a nature trail from Noddle Hill to Longlands on Frome Park.
Announcing the two nature reserves, neighbourhoods and families portfolio holder Councillor John Hewitt said: "I am delighted that we have been able to protect two of Hull's best-loved sites for nature, enabling them to be preserved as a haven for flora and fauna and for future generations to enjoy."