Alverstone Mead

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This peaceful site, adjacent to the Eastern Yar River, lies just a mile from Sandown and is a haven for wildlife including rare flowers and invertebrates, especially dragonflies and butterflies. Alverstone Mead is also a great place to see red squirrel and is home to dormice and several species of bat.

At the centre of the reserve is a hide, accessed via a raised walkway just beneath a canopy of surrounding trees, where visitors can enjoy views across the Mead watching a range of wetland and woodland birds such as kingfisher and treecreeper as well as red squirrel.

More info can be found @ HIWWT