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University of York Heslington West


Bog, Flowers for Pollinators, Mixed Woodland, Pond, Wildflower Meadow


Cycling, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

The main wildlife feature of the university is a large lake which attracts a variety of waterfowl and has a large population of coarse fish. Other parts of the campus are managed as wildflower meadows, marshy ditches and other habitats including woodland. Birds found on the lake include snow and barnacle geese, great crested grebes and pochards. Parts of the campus have developed as meadows with banks of ox-eye daisy. Bee and spotted orchids can also be found on the campus.

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