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Lea Meadows

Contact: Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Grid Ref: SK506115

Lea Meadows is rich in wildflowers and invertebrates. Seventy-six species of birds have been recorded, including kingfisher together with wintering flocks of siskin and redpoll. Snipe have been known to nest in the marsh areas.

The stream that runs through the site has a good invertebrate fauna. Six kinds of mayfly and five types of molluscs have been recorded from the stream and it provides a suitable habitat for white-clawed crayfish and brook lamprey.

In June, many hundreds of common and heath spotted-orchids bloom to the west of the stream, with marsh speedwell and opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage. In drier parts bitter-vetch, great burnet, pepper-saxifrage and a few plants of saw-wort can be seen.

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