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Parks: Meadows Yard Local Nature Reserve

Meadows Yard

By City of Edinburgh Council

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Background
Meadows Yard Local Nature Reserve is a small site located off Fillyside Road near Seafield. A Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a place with special, local, natural interest, set up to protect nature so you can enjoy and appreciate it.
History and heritage
In the past Meadows Yard was a grazing meadow for dairy cows, railway sidings, and allotments, however today it is a quiet place for people and wildlife. It was designated an LNR in 2002 with the support of the local community.
Wildlife
At Meadows Yard you can discover different trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter for many small birds such as goldfinches and long tailed tits. You may be lucky to see rabbits or a fox in the tall grassy meadow that gives the site its name. You can also see different species of butterflies flying over the meadow or feeding on the many wildflowers which grow here. You can explore the wetland area; it has different water loving plants and amphibians that survive the varying water levels.
Other useful links
Natural Heritage Service
Facilities
Natural Heritage ServiceInterpretation panel
Walks
Wildlife
Seating
Get Involved
Friends of Parks
Contact Details
Fillyside Road
EH7 6RG
0131 529 2401
naturalheritageservice@edinburgh.gov.uk