Hartsholme Country park overview

Flora and fauna

Flora and fauna

Hartsholme Country Park is an area of over forty hectares containing a range of habitats including:

  • Semi improved acid grassland
  • Broadleaved plantation woodland
  • Standing open water
  • Amenity grassland

These habitats in turn support many species including nationally rare and endangered ones; species such as song thrush Turdus philomelos, bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula and pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus.

Some of the species found here are particularly important as they are considered rare or uncommon within an urban environment and within the Lincoln area: red-eyed damselfly Erythromma najas, Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola, and kingfisher Alcedo atthis are just a few examples.

You can learn more about the species found in Hartsholme Country Park and it’s neighbour Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve by visiting the Visitor Centre.

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