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Isleworth Ait
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2003
Declaring Authority: Borough of Hounslow
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TL 168 757
Location: Isleworth waterfront .TW7
Owned by: LB of Hounslow
Managed by: London Wildlife Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Access by boat
Visitor facilities: Check us out from afar. Access by boat for work and open days only.
Excellent views of the island from Isleworth waterfront and the popular local pubs.
What to see: This three and a half hectare island in the Thames is one of the London Wildlife Trust's more unusual reserves and is rarely visited by humans. It is remarkable for its tall canopy of mixed woodland of mainly poplar and willow, rooted on an area of ground that is regularly flooded.
The island provides an undisturbed sanctuary for a variety of birds including treecreeper, kingfisher and heron. Among its other important residents are several rare beetles and two rare species of mollusc, the two-lipped door snail and the German hairy snail.
Two-lipped door snail and the German hairy snail; treecreeper, kingfisher, heron, goldeneye, song thrush, spotted flycatcher, grey wagtail, house martin, dunlin, swallow and swift.
To preserve the unique wildlife, access on to Isleworth Ait is not encouraged.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteer through the Wildlife Trust
www.wildlondon.org.uk/volunteer
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 020 7261 0447
Email:enquiries@wildlondon.org.uk
Website address and other links: www.wildlondon.org.uk/Pages/Category.aspx?IDCategory=27e82892-c79f-49e1-9423-35a393b45d78
alternatively try
www.wildlondon.org.uk and search for Isleworth Ait Local Nature Reserve




last updated 05/03/13
 
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