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Wildlife at Wren's Nest
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Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve, has a team of wardens who are more than happy to help you explore the many species of wildife and geology found at the park.
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A Walk Through Time - A walk through historic Dudley including Wren's Nest.

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- Wren's Nest Hill was designated National Nature Reserve in 1956.

-The reserve is rich in the remains of sea creatures that lived 400 million years ago.

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Wren's Nest is internationally know as a geology site. The most famous fossil found there is the "The Dudley Bug". The reserve is not only geologically very important but is also home to over 200 species of wild flowers.

Fossilised exoskeleton of a Dalmanties trilobite
Fossilised exoskeleton

Wren's Nest is one of the few places in the West midlands where you will find locally rare plants, such as Small Scabious, Milkwart and Quaking Grass.

The presence of three distinct woodland layers (tree layer, shrub layer and ground layer) provides the ideal habitats for birds and small mammals. If your lucky you may spot a fox or one of the smaller mammals such wood mice or Bank Voles.

Visting the reserve is a year round outdoor activity. Appreciate the many species of wildlife found there during Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer.

Information on the geology of Wren's Nest is also available at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery.

Contact Wren's nest for more information and to arrange guided walks or illustrated talks:

Wren's Nest
Hill Road
Dudley
Telephone: 01384 812785

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