Eco and Green

A haven of tranquillity

For those ornithologists and botanists amongst us, Tyram Lakes aspires to achieve escapism in a beautiful natural habitat.

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Adjoining the Tyram site is Hatfield Moor Nature Reserve with the Lindholme Hall Estate located in the centre of the reserve. The Lindholme estate covers around 120 acres which was previously an island in the centre of peatlands. The island is very beautiful, inspiring and peaceful, with a medieval character.

Our gardeners and landscapers have been keen to protect the current eco-system as well as establishing the original fauna and flora that existed many years prior to some of the site being used for quarry purposes.

A great deal of work has been undertaken to expose and collect preserved dormant seeds rather than introducing alien species – these include Wild Garlic, Red Champion, Foxgloves, Forget-me-Nots and Teasel, along with Bulbous Buttercup, Colts Foot, and Scarlet Pimpernel, Marsh Marigold, Water Aven, Bulrush, Bogbean, Yellow Flag Iris , Juncus Rush and mini Yellow Water Lilies, plus local grasses.

On site around the lakes we have the usual array of Swans, Coots, Moorhens, plus Canadian and Greylag geese along with Long-tailed Tits, Pied Wagtails, Mistle thrushes and Jays along with raptors such as Buzzards, Kestrels and Marsh Harriers.

To keep the waters as they should be we are introducing specialist reed beds to help filter and purify the water plus the introduction of floating eco systems and islands, revitalising the natural functioning of waterways in support of biodiversity, habitat and greater resilience.

The floating islands & floating riverbanks are custom designed to create an ideal habitat for wildlife.  The diversity of plants that live on the islands add beauty and attract lively pollinators. The islands offer a safe haven for birds, whilst below they are a perfect fish refuge.

 

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