Emer Bog and Baddesley Common Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationParking for up to 3 cars on hard standing off Green Lane next to Emer Farm entrance.
Grazing animalsCattle and ponies
Timber boardwalk through alder carr woodland. Two public footpaths run across the site. Footpaths can be muddy and cattle and ponies graze across the whole site.
Contact the Trust for disabled access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitVisit in the summer to see hobbys, tree pipits and woodcocks
About the reserve
These two wonderful nature reserves offer visitors an incredible range of habitats to see, from wet woodland, wood pasture and grassland to heathland, bog and mire. Chiff chaffs, skylarks, warblers, stonechats and hobbies are among the huge number of birds attracted to the reserves, and for those with an interest in reptiles, adders, slow worms and grass snakes are also widespread.
Many types of fungi also thrive here, including fly agaric and the infamous stinkhorn. During the summer, beautiful demoiselles, azure damselflies, southern hawkers and golden-ringed dragonflies dart through the air, creating wonderful areal displays.