Conigre Mead Nature Reserve Melksham
How it started.
The reserve in 1989 was just a field of Cocksfoot grass, occasionally grazed by cattle. There was just one Willow tree in the centre, which marks the original course of the River Avon. It was decide to try to create a Nature Reserve here on the banks of the river for all to enjoy and to be a resource for local schools.
Money was raised from various local organisations, councils and individuals. The reserve was then taken over by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, who with a team of volunteers manage it.Over the course of 20 years, ponds have been dug, trees and shrubs planted.
Local Primary school children planted wildflowers.
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