Marconi Ponds Local Nature Reserve
Marconi Ponds Local Nature Reserve is an area of wooded land and ponds in central Chelmsford.
There are three habitats on site: grassland, woodland and two ponds. These habitats provide space in an urban area for a variety of wildlife. The ponds themselves are fenced off for safety reasons and only accessible when there is a volunteer practical session. However, the remainder of the site is always open and there is an activity trail for all ages.
The area is perfect for wildlife including foxes, deer, small mammals and a variety of bird species.
Local people are invited to volunteer with tasks ranging from practical conservation, helping with community events on the site or helping to promote and manage the project as part of the ‘Friends of Marconi Ponds’ group.