New group formed to attract more wildlife to Lakeside

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A NEW group dedicated to boosting wildlife at Doncaster Lakeside holds its inaugural meeting next week.

The Lakeside Wildlife Action Group wants to improve the area in and around the lake to provide a better habitat for water and terrestrial birds who have settled in the area.

There have been swans nesting on the lake for a few years, but last year vandals threw rocks at the swans’ nest and they deserted their eggs.

“Lots of people were upset by this, especially the children who had been watching the nest,” said spokesman Richard Benson. “Lots of the reeds don’t grow any more and the birds don’t build their nests.

“Our aim is to improve the habitat for the benefit of the birds but also for the people of Doncaster and beyond so they can enjoy this fantastic resource. Access is easy for all and the area could be improved for the good of all of us. We are planning to organise events this year at Doncaster Lakeside to improve the area.”

The free meeting is on Thursday February 10 at 5.30pm in Room 3, Nether Hall, on Nether Hall Road.