Birds such as green woodpeckers, chiffchaffs, black caps, willow warblers, treecreepers, goldcrests, willow and marsh tits can be seen regularly within the nature reserve. Tawny owls and sparrowhawks have been known to nest and breed here.
Dragonflies and damselflies are prevalent around the ponds during the summer and early autumn months. Brown and southern hawkers, plus common blue and azure damselflies have all been recorded at the site.
The four ponds support much life including various insects; the presence of which encourages bats, such as common and soprano pipstrelles, to feed here.
Total species seen at this site: 242
New Lount Nature Reserve is a 19.5 hectare mixed reserve of species-rich grassland, ponds, plantation woodland and scrub within The National Forest. The site, which was designated a statutory Local Nature Reserve in 1995, sits on the site of the former New Lount colliery.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Blue-tailed Damselfly||Ischnura elegans||21/05/2018||irturner|
|Azure Damselfly||Coenagrion puella||21/05/2018||irturner|
|Large Red Damselfly||Pyrrhosoma nymphula||21/05/2018||irturner|
|Broad-bodied Chaser||Libellula depressa||21/05/2018||irturner|
|Four-spotted Chaser||Libellula quadrimaculata||21/05/2018||irturner|
|Yellow Iris||Iris pseudacorus||21/05/2018||irturner|
|Dingy Skipper||Erynnis tages||15/05/2018||Richard Jeffery|
|Green Carpet||Colostygia pectinataria||15/05/2018||Richard Jeffery|
|Bramble agg.||Rubus fruticosus agg.||27/07/2017||egaten|
|Silk Button Gall Wasp||Neuroterus numismalis||27/07/2017||egaten|
|Spangle Gall Wasp||Neuroterus quercusbaccarum||27/07/2017||egaten|
|Ruddy Darter||Sympetrum sanguineum||22/07/2017||irturner|
Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, LE67 8JH. Pedestrian access can also be gained via the public footpath adjoining the NE corner of the site. Note the car park within the site opens at 9am and closes at 4pm.