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Ground-nesting birds

It is that time of year again when the Skylarks and Meadow Pipits are singing and nesting all across Therfield Heath. These ground-nesting birds are already threatened and through surveying last year, we found that the highest density were nesting in the long grass, in particular in the red zone on the map shown.

We understand Therfield Heath is a great place to walk and to exercise your dogs but ask that you consider these birds until the end of July/beginning of August, keeping to the obvious pathways and keeping your dog(s) with you. Reminder signs have gone up near the red zone.

Thank you so much for your consideration and cooperation in the protection of these threatened species.

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