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Nature Reserves around Nailsea

Nature Reserves around Nailsea

The town of Nailsea (population about 20,000) grew from a small village in the 1980s. Many of the inhabitants work in the city of Bristol that is about 12km away. Although much of our countryside was used for building new houses, some areas are still relatively undisturbed and remain as havens for wildlife. Some of the nature reserves around Nailsea that are open to the public. See Wikipedia: Nature Reserves in Nailsea Moorend Spout Nature Reserve (ST466715) www.newt.btck.co.uk Moorend Spout…

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Bats in North Somerset

Bats in North Somerset

Bats have suffered a serious decline in the UK for three main reasons. Firstly, because of the loss of roosts, since modern houses have fewer crevices in which they can hibernate; secondly since the wood preservatives often used there are toxic to bats, and thirdly since the bats resident in the UK feed on moths, beetles and other insects that are now less frequent. Of particular significance is the loss of our tall hedgerows supporting large numbers of insects and…

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